An appeal has been made for witnesses following a road collision between a motorbike and a 4X4 towing a cattle trailer in recent days in Co. Down.

The incident occurred on Saturday evening, August 8, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)

In an appeal for information, local PSNI officers said:

"Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the Killinchy Road, Comber between Balloo and Lisbane shortly before 4:00pm on Saturday, August 8.

The accident involved a male on a motorbike and a jeep towing a cattle trailer.

"If anyone witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage they feel may assist police with this investigation, please phone 101 and quote police reference 1389 from 8/8/2020.

"Please refrain from posting personal opinions in relation to this matter and be respectful of those involved and impacted by the accident," the officers added.

Vehicle and cattle trailer overturn

Meanwhile, earlier the same day, the PSNI reported that a vehicle and cattle trailer overturned on the M2.

In a tweet on the matter at 1:02pm on Saturday, PSNI Road Policing and Safety said:

A vehicle and cattle trailer have overturned on the M2, half a mile from the Ballymena A26 slip road.

"There are long tailbacks in the area," the tweet added.