A motorcyclist has died in a crash.

Emergency services were called shortly before 6.20pm yesterday to a report of a collision in Bournemouth involving a white KTM motorcycle and a red Nissan Pathfinder.

Police attended the scene, on Wallisdown Road at the junction with Alton Road, along with the fire and ambulance services.

Sadly the motorcyclist – a man aged in his 20s from Salisbury – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

The occupants of the Nissan sustained minor injuries.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate the fatal collision.

Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are of course family of the young motorcyclist at this awful time.

“We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision and I would urge any witnesses to the incident, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us if you have not already spoken to police.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have captured the collision on dashcam.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which are necessary to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident and for a detailed examination of the scene to take place to aid our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting number 30:366.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.