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Motorcyclist in tractor-towing death collision named

A Worcestershire motorcyclist who died in a collision in Shropshire has been named as Christopher Anthony Wilkes.

His bike collided with a trailer being towed by a tractor on a road in Corfton, between Craven Arms and Much Wenlock, at 1530 BST on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on the 44-year-old, from the Cookley area of Kidderminster.

An inquest is due to be opened by Shropshire Coroner Anthony Sibcy on Wednesday.

Mr Wilkes was travelling with a second motorcyclist who also came off his bike and was seriously hurt.

The friend lost control of his BMW S1000 but was not thought to have collided with any other vehicle, West Mercia Police said.

The pair were travelling from Craven Arms towards Much Wenlock.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact West Mercia Police.

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