Markfield scooter rider dies in early hours crash

A scooter rider has died in a crash in a Leicestershire village.

The 44-year-old man, who has not been named, was found by a member of the public at 05:00 BST in Markfield.

Det Con Pete Davies said the crash happened between 03:00 and 05:00 BST at the junction of Ratby Lane and London Road in Markfield.

The rider of the Lifan 125cc scooter died at the scene. Leicestershire Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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