Teenager died after motorbike smash

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A TEENAGE motorcyclist has died after a smash in Rothwell.

Jake Uttley, 17, was riding a black Suzuki Bandit motorbike along Wood Lane towards the A61, Wakefield Road, when he was involved in a collision with a silver Renault Scenic.

It happened near to the junction with Haigh Avenue at 5.37pm on Saturday.

Jake, of Middleton, Leeds, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where he died on Monday.

The 25-year-old driver of the Renault has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives from the Major Collision Enquiry Team have appealed for witnesses to call 01924 293047.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.