Friends have been expressing their shock at the sudden death of motorcyclist Mark Bishop, who died in the early hours of this morning.

This information appeared on a social media post from a relation of Bishop in which friends and family were expressing their condolences. Bishop died after his motorbike lost control and collided with a parked truck in Valley Road Birkirkara.

The 41-year-old from Sannat Gozo, was riding a Honda CB500FA at the time of the accident.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with truck in Birkirkara

Following arrival at Mater Dei Hospital, Mr Bishop was pronounced dead.