Witnesses needed following fatal crash on beach

Police asked for witnesses to come forward. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Avon and Somerset Police has asked for witnesses to get in touch following a fatal collision on Burnham Beach. - Credit: Archant

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has issued an appeal for witnesses to get in touch following a fatal motocross bike collision on Burnham Beach earlier today (Monday).

Emergency services were called to the beach shortly before 7am before a man, who is yet to be formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's family have been notified.

Burnham beach.

Police arrived on Burnham Beach at 6.50am. - Credit: Archant

A section of The Esplanade near the southern end of the beach, where the collision happened, was taped off by police. An area at the Sailing Club was off-limits while officers investigated the scene.

Police were joined on the scene by the fire service, ambulance, Coastguard and BARB.

The force also confirmed that a second man was taken into hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to police should call 101 and give reference number 5221230960.

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