Police are appealing for information about a fatal road crash near Helston on Friday evening after an 18-year-old motorcyclist died.

Emergency services were called to a four-vehicle collision involving the motorcycle, two tractors and a Vauxhall Corsa on the B3304 at Penrose around 7pm.

The rider of the Aprilia motorcycle, from Mullion, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. Next of kin have been informed.

The drivers of the other three vehicles were not injured in the incident.

The road was closed for eight hours while police carried out an investigation at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Camborne are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact them by telephoning 101, quoting log number 737 of 02/05/14.