Cyclist killed near Leyland

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man has died following a road traffic collision in Bretherton, near Leyland.

At around 5pm on Tuesday (January 18), officers were called to North Road after it was reported a cyclist had been knocked from his bike by a transit van.

Police and ambulance crews attended, however, the cyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

North Road was closed for accident investigation to take place.

Sergeant Gareth Hill said: "A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is now underway.

"I would appeal to anybody who may have witnessed the collision to contact police on 08451 25 35 45."

* christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk