Spennymoor motorcyclist dies in country road crash
A man has died in a motorbike crash near Bishop Auckland.
The 49-year-old man from Spennymoor was riding a Suzuki 843cc bike when it crashed at about 21:50 BST on Wednesday on Brusselton Lane. No other vehicles were involved.
A female pillion passenger, 57, from Spennymoor, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with facial injuries.
Durham Police said the biker was part of a group riding from Barnard Castle to Spennymoor.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.