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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.