Biker, 61, killed in crash on A354 near Sixpenny Handley

A BIKER was sadly killed after a crash near Sixpenny Handley on Sunday morning (April 21).

The incident, involving a grey Kawasaki motorbike, happened at around 6.06am on the A354 between Cashmoor and the Handley Cross roundabout.

“Emergency services attended and very sadly the motorcyclist – a man aged in his 60s from Dorchester – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed,” a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond and for a detailed examination of the collision scene to be carried out, said Sergeant Dave Cotterill, of the Roads Policing Team.

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who sadly died in this collision, and we are conducting enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident,” he added.

“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please make contact with us, and I am also keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the vicinity and may have captured relevant dashcam footage.

“Finally, I appreciate this collision has resulted in the closure of a main road for a significant period of time, and I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:99.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at, or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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