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Police release name and make further appeal following A65/ Clapham motorcyclist death

Police have said that they are now in a position to name the motorcycle rider who died in a collision on the A65 between Austwick and Clapham on Sunday.

He is Giovanni Richetta, aged 52, from Shipley, Bradford.

The coroner has opened an investigation into his death and an inquest will be opened in due course.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information about the collision.

  • A65 between Austwick and Clapham, Craven District.
  • Head-on collision, which happened on Sunday (14 February 2016) at 12.12pm
  • Red, old-style Moto Guzzi motorcycle that was heading into the Craven District
  • Blue Peugeot 206 that was heading towards Lancashire.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 52-year-old man from Shipley, Bradford, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed, but police are not in a position to release his name at this time.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 43-year-old woman from Keighley, and her nine-year-old daughter who was in the front passenger seat, were taken to Airedale General Hospital by ambulance. Their injuries are not believed to be serious, but they were left badly shaken by the incident.

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Dave Seavers or the Major Collision Investigation Unit. Or email and quote reference 12160026930.

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