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Motorist has been arrested and released under investigation

An inquest has heard that an Essex cyclist lost his life after being hit by two vehicles on September 16. A 71-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and has since been released by police under investigation.

Gazette News reports that Declan Shea was cycling on Harwich Road in Elmstead, towards the B1029 in Great Bromley, just after 8pm, when he was hit from behind. He was then hit by another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Police and paramedics attended, but he sadly died at the scene.

A full inquest is due to take place at a later date and police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal [at] essex.pnn.police.uk

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