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Police appeal for information after cyclist is killed in hit and run in Sheffield

Van driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs amongst other offences

South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information after a University of Sheffield student was killed while cycling on Crookes Valley Road last night. The man, who has not yet been named, was hit by a blue Ford Transit van which failed to stop.

The Star reports that the victim, who is believed to be in his twenties, was hit close to the junction with Oxford Street in Crookesmoor at 9.25pm. The Transit van went on to collide with several stationary vehicles on Providence Road, Walkley and was later found on Liberty Drive, Stannington.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

Debora Green, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing at the University of Sheffield - which was recently named ‘Most Cycle-Friendly Workplace’ at the inaugural Cycle Planning Awards - said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of our students. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. We are doing what we can to support his family, friends and our staff.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Enquiries will continue in the community and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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