AN inquest into the death of James Philp, of Tomlon Road, Leicester, who died following a serious crash on the A46 has been closed.

The Worcestershire Coroner ruled the 49-year-old died as the result of an accident.

The crash happened on Thursday, May 22, at 12.55pm on the Cheltenham Road, near the Beckford Inn, Beckford.

Mr Philp, who was riding a motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of a white IVECO panel van was airlifted to hospital.