Sunderland death crash motorcyclist named

Police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died in hospital following a crash in Sunderland.

Michael Gordon, from Exeter Street, Sunderland, was on a Yamaha motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a VW car on Oxford Street on Thursday.

Paramedics treated the 22-year-old at the scene before he was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, where he later died.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash.

It happened at about 0850 BST close to the junction with Edwin Street.

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