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Witness appeal after cyclist killed on Christmas Eve in Leicestershire

Fatal incident took place at around noon near village of Fenny Drayton

Police in Leicestershire have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 72-year-old cyclist was killed in a collision with a car on Christmas Eve in the village of Fenny Drayton, three miles north of Nuneaton.

The incident, in which a grey Kia Venga car was involved, took place at the junction of Atterton Road and the A444 Atherstone Road at around 12 noon. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paul Bingham, said: “We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the cyclist or car beforehand to contact the police. If you remember seeing anything please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is requested to leave a message for DC Bingham on the non-emergency number 101, keying in his identification number of 1288 when prompted, or alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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