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Police appeal after teenage cyclist killed near Truro

Fatal crash happened near Stithians on Saturday lunchtime

Police in Cornwall have launched an appeal for witnesses after a teenage cyclist was killed following a collision involving a van near Truro on Saturday.

Devon & Cornwall Police say they were alerted to the incident, which took place at around 1345 hours, by South Western Ambulance Service Trust’s control centre.

The cyclist, a teenager from the Truro area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Tubbon Hill, near Stithians, around 7 kilometres southwest of Truro.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team attended the scene and carried out a full investigation on the road, including a forensic examination.

Police have asked anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

They can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident number 391 of 28th December 2019, or via the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, 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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