A MAN is being quizzed by police on suspicion causing death by careless driving after a motorcyclist died.

Police were called King's Road at around 4.20pm on Thursday when a 20-year-old biker from Reading crashed near the junction with Kingsgate Street.

The victim, named locally as Edward Gilder, was rushed to Royal Berkshire Hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly died.

A 33-year-old man from Wokingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, but was released under investigation.

He remains in custody at this time and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Thames Valley Police would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam footage, which could assist their investigation.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene, although it was not clear if another car was involved.

Investigating officers have confirmed that they believe a green Nissan Almera hit the motorbike.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We received a number of 999 calls from members of the public reporting a serious accident involving a motorcyclist on King’s Road.

"We sent a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle followed by an ambulance, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance emergency response vehicle and the TVAA helicopter too.

"We also sent a critical care car and the man was taken to hospital by road."

The victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

PC Simon Nelson, from the Joints Roads Policing Unit based at Three Miles Cross, said: "We are investigating the exact circumstances of this collision and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw either the green Almera or motorcyclist prior to what happened.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage."

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference '43180149314', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Tributes to Mr Gilder online read: "Words can’t describe how heartbroken I am for you.

"Rest in peace Ed. Such a kind and caring guy."