Police have named a motorcyclist who was killed in a two-vehicle collision.

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation after the collision between a car and motorcycle on Berwick Hill Road at 3.45 pm on Monday.

Emergency services were in attendance but the male motorcyclist, Stuart Graham, 53, of Ponteland, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene and has been assisting officers with the investigation.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses and dashcam footage who may know or have pictures of the incident.

Inspector Sarah Munnelly of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department said: “First and foremost our thoughts remain with Stuart’s family and loved ones at this deeply sad time.

“We ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.”

She added: “We are working hard to establish what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and are asking for any witnesses to get in touch and help us build a clear picture of what has happened.

“If you were in the area and have any dashcam footage, or saw what happened, we’d ask you to get in touch with us as soon as you can. Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to our investigation.”

Anyone with information in relation to the collision is asked to contact the police, quoting log NP-20220718-0781.