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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal crash in early hours of Sunday morning

Greater Manchester Police have arrested two men on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist was killed in Salford early this morning.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident at the junction of Trinity Way and Blackfriars Road.

The fatal collision, involving a black Vauxhall Vectra, happened at around 3am this morning, with officers arresting two men, aged 25 and 27.

Police are appealing for witnesses, including anyone who may have filmed dashcam footage.

Sergeant Jon McColl of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, commented: “My thoughts are with the man’s family at this devastating time.

"We have specially trained officers supporting them and I hope to soon be in a position to give them the answers they deserve.

"Whilst we have two men in custody, our investigation has only just began.

"I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage.

"Also, if you were in the area at the time and saw the black Vectra prior to the collision, please do get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information is requested to contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.