POLICE have issued a safety warning after a biker hit and killed a lamb.

The motorcyclist was riding on Moor Road, between Eggleston and Stanhope, at about 4.20pm on Sunday, May 31 when he collided with a lamb.

He suffered a fractured shoulder and the lamb was killed.

County councillor, John Shuttleworth said: “They travel too fast and don’t respect the villages, every year flowers are laid for people and people don’t learn. Respect the speed limit and the road.”

The accident was the second of four motorcycle crashes to happen over the weekend on the same stretch of road.

A police spokesperson tweeted: “The message is simple folks, slow down.”