A MOTORCYCLIST from Kidlington has died following a 'tragic' crash yesterday morning.

The 75-year-old man, who has not yet been named by police, was killed in a collision with a car near Newbury.

The vehicles involved were a blue and white BMW K1300 motorbike, and a grey Mercedes E-class.

UPDATE: Hundreds of tributes have been paid to motorcyclist

They collided at about 10.45am yesterday on the B4494 near Catmore, West Berkshire, just a few miles south of the Oxfordshire border.

Thames Valley Police confirmed this morning that the motorcyclist had died at the scene, and the force is now appealing for witnesses.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Senior investigating officer Sergeant Gary Doughty, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: "This was a tragic incident which has sadly seen a motorcyclist lose his life.

"I would like to appeal to anybody who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage from the area on Tuesday to please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number quoting reference number 43190091953.

"Alternatively, you can make a report online, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."