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Arrest made after Gloucester hit and run leaves cyclist dead

Police believe they have found driver of BMW involved in fatal collision this morning

Gloucestershire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a hit-and-run incident which left a cyclist dead this morning.

According to the Gloucester Citizen, the fatal incident took place on the B4072 Stroud Road, close to St Barnabas Church, at around 7am.

The vehicle involved, a black BMW, was subsequently traced by officers and a man, believed to have been the driver, arrested.

No details of the male cyclist, who died at the scene, have been announced yet since police are attempting to get in touch with his next-of-kin.

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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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