Motorcyclist dies at Muswellbrook

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed after allegedly fleeing from police at Muswellbrook last night. 

Police said they attempted to pull the man to the side of the road in Queen Street about 8.20pm but he fled north towards Octagonal Way. 

It is believed he fell from the bike a short time later. 

Police called for an ambulance but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A police spokesman told the Newcastle Herald a critical incident team would be formed to investigate the crash.