Lorry driver not facing criminal prosecution over A47 fatal collision which killed King’s Lynn motorcyclist Ashley Rayner

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Criminal investigations into a lorry driver involved in a fatal road accident in west Norfolk have been dropped, an inquest review has heard.

The development was announced during a review into the death of motorcyclist Ashley Rayner, 29, from Harewood Drive in King's Lynn.

Mr Rayner was riding his motorbike when he was involved in the road traffic collision on the A47 at Pentney on November 10.

He died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in nearby King's Lynn on November 12.

During today's hearing at Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich, area coroner Yvonne Blake said the accident happened near a layby and Mr Rayner had overtaken a lorry before it happened.

She said the CPS had decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the lorry driver.

A full inquest will be held on December 1 at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court.

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