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Witness appeal as cyclist found dead on road near Severn Bridges

Police believe victim was hit by a lorry during rush hour on Tuesday evening

Witnesses are being sought after a cyclist was found dead on a road in South Gloucestershire on Tuesday evening.

In a statement, Avon & Somerset Constabulary said that the man, aged 20 and from Thornbury, was discovered by the side of the A403 at 6.45pm on the evening of 3 November.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which happened near the junction of Aust village and Old Passage.

Collision investigators believe that the victim may have been hit by a lorry and think they have traced the vehicle involved.

Officers have interviewed the driver of the vehicle, a 55-year-old man from Bath.

They are now appealing for people travelling on the road at approximately 6.15pm and who witnessed the collision or saw the cyclist, who was heading towards Avonmouth, to get in touch.

Police add that the road, which lies close to the eastern shore of the Severn Estuary between the bridges linking the M4 and M48 motorways between England and Wales, would have been busy at the time.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number CI/244/15.

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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