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Police Name Oakhanger Crash Motorcyclist
Police have named a motorcyclist who died following a collision at Oakhanger, as they continue to investigate.
He was Darren Garfitt, 40, from Oakley Road, Bordon.
At around 5.15pm, Thursday 4 July, the Honda Blackbird he was riding was in collision with a silver Mitsubishi Shogun.
Mr Garfitt suffered serious injuries and died shortly after.
The Mitsubishi driver, a 60-year-old man from the Alton area was uninjured.
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or either vehicle driving prior to it.
They are particularly keen to speak to the driver of large horse transporter, described as being silver with horses painted on the rear of the vehicle and maroon zig zags running down the side.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Julia Shaw at the Fratton Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Wealth, on 101.
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