56-year-old man dies and woman is in critical condition after motorbike collision

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A 56-year-old man from Sutton-in-Ashfield has died following a collision between a motorcycle and a car near Mansfield.

The collision happened just before 8pm on Thursday, January 11.

The man has been named as Ralph Weller.

Mr Weller and a 38-year-old woman were travelling on the black Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, and she remains in a critical condition at the Queen's Medical Centre. The car driver suffered minor injuries.

The motorcycle was involved in a collision with a Honda Jazz car on the A617, at the junction of Water Lane.

A statement from Nottinghamshire Police said: "Our thoughts are with both families and we ask that they are given privacy at this time.

"It is believed some motorists who may have witnessed the collision stopped at the scene initially but drove off before the emergency services arrived. We are appealing for them to come forward with any information they may have about the crash. 

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"Anyone else who saw the collision, or the motorcycle prior to the collision, or has any dash-cam footage, is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 761 of Thursday January 11 2018."