THE CYCLIST killed in a collision earlier this week has been formally identified.
Police have confirmed the man who lost his life during the incident outside the Duke of York pub in Berrow, on the A438 between Ledbury and Tewksbury, was Jonathon Stuart Palmer, 21.
He was leaving the pub on a bike at 1.50am on Monday (October 28) when he collided with a green Audi Cabriolet, which was also leaving the grounds.
Paramedics attended but sadly Mr Palmer was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Audi left the scene and the car was found abandoned nearby.
A 34-year-old man was arrested later that morning on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Insp Julian Smith from West Mercia Police, who is leading the investigation, said: “It remains 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 that night.
“If anyone was passing the pub on the A438 in the small hours of Monday morning and may have seen the Audi and the bike leaving, then please get in touch.”