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Witness appeal as cyclist dies in suspected hit & run in Shropshire

Tractor driver discovered rider's body near Dorrington at around 5am this mroning, say West Mercia Police...

West Mercia Police have appealed to a motorist to come forward after a cyclist was found dead in Shropshire this morning following what officers believe was a hit-and-run incident.

The rider, believed to be a 61-year-old man from Bayston Hill, was discovered by a tractor driver early this morning on the A49 at Dorrington.

A spokesman for the West Midlands ambulance service said they were called to the scene at 4.35am, adding: “On arrival, crews found a man lying on a grass verge with a bicycle nearby.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Police believe the cyclist was involved in a collision with another vehicle and that the driver failed to stop.

They are appealing for the driver, as well as anyone else with information ,to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 063s of the 23rd June, or to get in touch with the charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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