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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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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