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Motorcyclist killed in Cock o' the North races crash

A motorcyclist has been killed during the annual Cock o' the North road races in Scarborough.

The incident happened at about 18:00 BST on Sunday on the Oliver's Mount track in front of hundreds of spectators.

North Yorkshire Police said the 38-year-old man appeared to have lost control of his bike before crashing into a field.

Officers said the man, who has not been named, was from Lincolnshire.

Police said video footage taken by spectators could be useful in establishing what had happened on Sunday evening.

The 2.4-mile (3.9km) Oliver's Mount circuit hosts four weekends of motorcycle road racing each year including the two-day Cock o' the North competition held each July.

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