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Fatal collision, Bideford

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Appeal for witnesses

Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bicycle and a car on Northam Road, Bideford, at around 6.25pm, on Friday 4 June.

The rider of the pedal cycle, a man in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The road was closed until around 5am on Saturday 5 June, while a forensic examination of the collision scene was conducted.

A 22-year-old man from Barnstaple was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

The police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, has any information or dashcam footage which may have captured either the vehicle or cyclist prior to the collision that could help the police with their enquiries.

Please email or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/045678/21.

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