A MAN who died following a two-vehicle collision near Sedbergh has been identified as an off-duty police officer. 

PC Oli Evans, 27, was riding a Triumph motorcycle when the collision took place involving a Peugeot van on the A683 at Middleton at 4.40pm. 

PC Evans was based in the constabulary’s Mobile Support Group at Kendal.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the van, a man, was not injured.  

Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said: “It is with deep sadness that I learned of the tragic death of PC Oli Evans.

“All our thoughts at Cumbria Constabulary are with Oli’s family and friends at this difficult time and our heartfelt condolences go out to them.

“Oli was a dedicated, professional officer who was well-liked by his colleagues.

“Any death within the police family hits us all hard but will have particular impact on those who knew and worked closely alongside Oli.”

An investigation has since been launched into the incident and officers are asking anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any dashcam footage, to call 101.