Motorcylist Killed At Ropley Is Named

Police have named a motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A31 at Ropley on Wednesday 22nd June 2011.

Ian Kingham, 54, of La Rue De Podeter, St Helier, Jersey, died after his Harley Davidson motorcycle was involved in a collision with a black Suzuki Alto around 1.30pm.

He was riding west along the A31 from Four Marks towards Winchester when he collided with the car as it emerged from Gascoigne Lane.

Mr Kingham was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 21-year-old Alton man, was taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and later discharged. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in custody.

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision. PC Jay Hewes from the Farnborough Roads Policing unit said:

“Given the serious nature of the crash, we had to close the road in both directions yesterday to carry out a full investigation.

“The A31 is a busy route and we put diversions in place to minimise any disruption.

“If you were in the area at the time, it’s important we hear from you if you witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle driving prior to it.

“A police family liaison officer is in contact with Mr Kingham’s relatives and is keeping them updated with the progress of our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Hewes at Farnborough police station, quoting Operation Protea, on 101 or 0845 045 45 45. You can also call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 - Send a message direct to a police officer using our online messaging system here. Minicom users should contact 01962 875000.

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