TWO bikers died after a collision on the A30, near Chard, on Sunday (January, 28).

Emergency services were called at around 5.05pm after reports of two motorbikes travelling in opposite directions had collided, close to the Red Barn Lane junction.

The two riders died at the scene.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “Our thoughts are with the families of both men.

“They have been informed of the tragic events and will receive support from a specially-trained family liaison officer.

“The road was closed for a number of hours to allow collision investigators to carry out enquires.

“It reopened at about 5am yesterday morning (Monday 29 January).

“An investigation into the collision is underway.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police, or was driving in the area at the time and may have relevant dashcam footage, is asked to please contact the force online or on 101 and quote reference number 5224023889.”