A 39-year-old man tragically lost his life last night when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a shipping container parked near the MarketPlace in Hamilton.

Police and first responders attended the report at 3:45am this morning. Details are still developing, but a spokesman said: “It appears that a 39-year-old man was travelling east on Church Street on a motorcycle when he lost control and collided with a shipping container parked on the right hand side of the road just past the MarketPlace.

“The man was taken to the hospital via ambulance and the area was cordoned off while officers processed the scene.”

No further information will be released until the victim’s next of kin have been notified.