Wisbech motorcyclist killed in crash involving ‘drug driver’ is named

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead.,
Bretton Way, Peterborough
Wed

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead., Bretton Way, Peterborough Wednesday 22 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

A Wisbech motorcyclist killed in a crash involving another driver who was suspected to be under the influence of drugs has been named.

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead.,
Bretton Way, Peterborough
Wed

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead., Bretton Way, Peterborough Wednesday 22 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

Michael Alan Howard, 42, from Burrett Road, Walsoken, Wisbech was riding a grey Suzuki GSXR 750 K4 when it was involved in a collision with two cars.

Two men and a teenage girl remain in custody after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Mr Howard, 42, died at the scene of the collision between two cars and a motorbike in Peterborough yesterday (Wednesday August 22) evening.

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead.,
Bretton Way, Peterborough
Wed

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead., Bretton Way, Peterborough Wednesday 22 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

A 22-year-old man, of no fixed address, a 20-year-old man from Peterborough and a 16-year-old girl from Peterborough were all arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.


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The 22-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and drug driving and the girl aggravated vehicle taking.

The 20-year-old was also arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and drug driving.

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead.,
Bretton Way, Peterborough
Wed

Police arrest one at the scene of an RTC that left motorcyclist dead., Bretton Way, Peterborough Wednesday 22 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

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They were taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station where they remain.

A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called at 5.25pm on August 22 to reports of a collision in Bretton Way involving two cars and a motorcycle.”

The road was closed for seven hours.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting CC-22082018-0370.

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