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Birmingham police officer tries to save dying motorcyclist

St Chad's Queensway Image copyright Google
Image caption CCTV of the area is being reviewed to determine how the motorcyclist died

A police officer battled to save a dying motorcyclist after spotting him lying in the street after a crash.

The constable gave the 44-year-old first aid before paramedics arrived but the rider died at the scene.

He was found in St Chad's Queensway, Birmingham, close to the junction of Whittall Street at about 06:00 BST.

CCTV footage is being reviewed to assess how the crash happened, involving a man from Handsworth. His relatives have been informed.

'Second motorbike'

Pc Chris Ridge said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man.

"We're working hard to establish the cause of the crash and need people's help.

"There is some suggestion that a second motorbike was travelling in convoy with the deceased's bike.

"While we check CCTV footage to see if that's the case, I'd ask that anyone who was in the area at the time to pick up the phone and tell us what they saw."

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