A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision in a Somerset town.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the crash involving a Mercedes car and an Aprilla motorbike in Weston-super-Mare.

Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction on the A370 Somerset Avenue towards the M5 at about 3.25pm yesterday (Sunday).

The motorcycle was in collision with the rear of the Mercedes and the rider was seriously injured.

Despite receiving treatment at the scene, the motorcyclist died shortly afterwards.

The road remained closed until shortly before 10pm to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, who may have information to help our enquiries."

If you have any information which could help, contact avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or call 101 quoting reference 5219201549.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111 or online.