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Arrest after cyclist dies following collision

Malvern Editorial 28th Oct, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested after a cyclist died following a collision near Ledbury.

The incident happened outside the Duke of York pub in Berrow on the A438 between Ledbury and Tewksbury.

At around 1.50am this morning (Monday), a man in his 20s was leaving the pub on a bike when he collided with a green Audi Cabriolet, which was also leaving the grounds.

The driver of the Audi made off and the car was found abandoned nearby, while the cyclist was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

Later this morning, a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station.

Inspector Julian Smith from West Mercia Police said: “We arrested a man this morning and he will be questioned thoroughly by officers in Worcester as we get to the bottom of what occurred.

“It is vital we speak to everyone who witnessed any part of the collision or the moments leading up to it. I would particularly like to hear from everyone who was in the Duke of York last night.

“If anyone was passing the pub on the A438 in the small hours this morning and may have seen the Audi and the bike leaving, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should call Insp Smith on 101.

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