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[16 AUG 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Henley Motorcyclist Dies in Tractor Smash

A motorcyclist died after he was in collision with a tractor in south Warwickshire yesterday.

The collision happened at Spring Lane, Hockley Heath, by the Warwickshire/Solihull boundary about 12.30pm.

The man, who died at the scene, was named as Richard Fletcher, aged 30, from Henley-in-Arden.

The tractor driver, who was not injured, was Thomas Marchant, aged 50, of Kemps Green, Hockley Heath.

He was driving the tractor, pulling a trailer with bales of hay, towards Hockley Heath and was about to turn into a farm entrance.

The motorcycle was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tanworth-in-Arden on the B4101. 

The crash happened on a bend in the road near the Pound House Lane junction.

Any witnesses to the crash should ring Pc Matthews at Grays Mallory traffic base on 01926 415000.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 16 Aug 00
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