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Arrest made after boy, 11, killed while cycling in Nuneaton

Fatal crash happened in Ansley Common on Saturday afternoon

A man has been arrested and released pending investigation after an 11-year-old boy was killed whole riding his bike near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on Saturday afternoon.

Warwickshire Police say that the fatal crash happened at around 2.40pm in Coleshill Road, Ansley Common.

Emergency services attended the scene, and a passing doctor also gave assistance to the victim, who was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry but died of his injuries.

Police say that his family has been informed and are receiving assistance from a Family Liaison Officer.

A spokesperson for the Warwickshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team said: “This is a tragic incident and we’re appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened or was passing with dash cameras in this location to please contact us.

“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this time.”

Anyone who has information is requested to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 215 of 2 November 2019 or the charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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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