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Updated: Pregnant cyclist seriously injured in hit and run crash loses baby

Incident happened in Leicester on Monday evening; man arrested has been released

A heavily pregnant cyclist who was seriously injured in a hit an run incident in Leicester has lost her baby, police have confirmed.

The incident happened on Aylestone Road at around 9.30pm on Monday evening, close to Park Hill Drive.

The injured cyclist, who is aged in her 40s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where she is still being treated.

In an update this afternoon, Leicestershire Police said: "Sadly, following medical examination, it was found that the injured woman had lost her baby."

Yesterday, police arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol in connection with the incident.

He has been released from custody today while officers continue their investigations.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins said: “We are continuing to provide support to the woman injured and her family as the investigation continues.

“Despite the arrest our enquiries remain ongoing as we continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident on Monday evening.

“We do urge anyone who has any information in relation to the incident, and who has not yet spoken with us, to make contact.

“Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the collision at the time of the incident or prior to the collision should also get in touch.”

He added: “I would like to thank everyone who has shared our appeals and provided information to us so far.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 630 of 2 December.

Simon has been news editor at 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.

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