Man held over A19 motorcyclist death near Hartlepool

An elderly motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a car on the A19 on Teesside.

The 70-year-old man, who has not been named, was travelling on the southbound carriageway when the incident happened at the Elwick turn-off near Hartlepool.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said a 48-year-old foreign national had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Both carriageways of the road were closed for several hours.

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