A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident this morning.

The incident happened on the A678 Burnley Road, outside the Walton Arms pub in Altham.

Burnley Road was closed from just before 8am until 10.15am, between the junctions with Altham Lane and Simonstone Lane.

Police, who are investigating the cause of the accident, said they were contacting the man's next of kin.