A GoPro taken from the scene of a fatal crash in Launceston's CBD is being sought by police, after disturbing footage was shared on social media.
A 28-year-old Kings Meadows motorcyclist died after crashing into an Uber in the CBD on Sunday.
Tasmania Police Inspector Ruth Orr said the GoPro was removed from the scene after it likely dislodged from the man's helmet after the crash.
"Someone has removed the GoPro from the crash scene and disturbingly shared the distressing footage on it via social media platforms and Facebook Messenger," she said.
"Not only is the footage is crucial evidence in respect to the coronial investigation regarding the man's death, but it is creating further distress to the deceased man's family at what is an already difficult time."
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Inspector Orr said the GoPro recorded footage of the man riding near Cimitiere Street just prior to the crash, as well as the crash itself.
Police have a copy of the GoPro footage, but are calling on the person or people responsible to do the right thing and hand the GoPro in.
"Police are not seeking to question the person or people responsible if the GoPro is returned at this stage," Inspector Orr said.
"However, if it is not handed back, we will continue to make inquiries to identify the person or people responsible for taking the Go-Pro and sharing the footage and take further action."
Police are also asking members of the public who have the footage to stop sharing it.
Anyone with information about who may have the GoPro or initially shared the footage should call Launceston Police on 131 444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers online or on 1800 333 000.
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