Tyneside motorcyclist dies in Cumbria wall crash

A Tyneside motorcyclist died after leaving a Cumbrian road on a bend and hitting a wall.

Emergency services were called to the A686, about a mile outside Alston towards Hartside summit, on Monday morning.

Stephen William Gray, 43, from Lemon Street in South Shields, was seriously injured when he hit the dry stone wall and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for four hours for accident investigations.

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