Stoke & Staffordshire

Matthew Johnson named as motorcyclist who died in Stone crash

A motorcyclist who died when his bike left the road and ended up in a ditch in Staffordshire on Thursday has been named by police.

Matthew Johnson, 32, of Waverton Road, Stoke-on-Trent, died at the scene of the incident in Dayhills, Stone.

Emergency services had been called to the scene near the junction of the B5027 Uttoxeter Road and the B5066 Sandon Road at about 10:30 GMT.

Police believe Mr Johnson lost control of his green Kawasaki motorcycle.

An inquest will be held in due course and any witnesses are asked to contact police.

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