A MOTORCYCLIST, 80, has died in a fatal crash.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a Citroen on the A259 Folkestone Road at East Guldeford at 1.15pm yesterday.

The rider of the motorcycle, an 80-year-old man from Norfolk, died at the scene.

Police say his next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the Citroen was not injured, Sussex Police have confirmed.

Roads in the area remained closed for several hours while emergency services responded to the incident, and drivers were urged to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

Investigating officer Sergeant Stacey Ellott, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are investigating a fatal RTC at East Guldeford near Rye on Saturday, May 21.

“Witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage from the area at the time is asked to contact us.

“Information can be reported by emailing: collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk or on 101 and quoting Operation Barnwell.”