POLICE have confirmed that a motorcyclist died in the crash at Beckhampton this morning.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "A 31-year-old motorcyclist has sadly died following a collision near Beckhampton this morning.

"Emergency services attended the collision between a motorcycle and a van on the A361 between Beckhampton roundabout and Bishops Cannings at 7.30am.

"The male motorcyclist, who is local to the area, died at the scene. 

"Formal identification has not yet taken place.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

"The Honda GL motorcycle and the van, a Ford Transit both caught fire following the collision.

"The driver of the van, a man from Devizes, sustained only minor injuries and attended hospital as a precaution."

Road closures are in place while collision investigators are at the scene and debris is being cleared from the carriageway.

The van and motorcycle crashed just before 7.30am.

It is expected that the section of A361 between the Beckhampton Roundabout and the Blacklands Junction, which leads to and from Calne, will be closed for most of the day.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the police collision investigation unit by calling 101.