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Police hold 'dangerous' driver on suspicion of killing Sheffield cyclist

67-year-old driver held in police custody following incident

Police have arrested a man suspected of dangerous driving after a cyclist was killed in Sheffield this week.

The 38-year-old man, who has still not been names, was riding on Loxley Road when he was hit by a black Nissan Micra around 8pm.

The driver, a 67-year-old man, was arrested for suspected dangerous driving and was held in police custody.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "A 67-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a cyclist following a collision in Sheffield last night.

"A 38-year-old Sheffield man was killed after being involved in a collision with a black Nissan Micra in Loxley Road, at the junction with Wisewood Lane, just after 8pm.

"The cyclist suffered fatal injuries and sadly died.

"The 67-year-old man driving the Nissan suffered minor injuries. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1,107 of July 20.

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