Inquest opened into tragic motorcyclist death

An inquest was opened and adjourned into the death of motorcyclist Simon Craig Foster (42), who died in Simonstone.

Craig Foster, from Accrington, who died when his motorbike was in collision with a JCB in Simonstone (s)
Craig Foster, from Accrington, who died when his motorbike was in collision with a JCB in Simonstone (s)

Mr Foster, a married man and self-employed vehicle restorer who lived in Elizabeth Street, Accrington, suffered multiple injuries in a collision with a tractor in Blackburn Road on Sunday.

Assistant Coroner Elaine Block was told that police investigations into the collision were continuing.