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The car involved in a fatal collision with a 70-year-old cyclist in Stroud had failed to stop for police shortly before the collision, reports Stroud News.

The incident, which involved a red Saab 900 XS, took place on Bisley Road at 2.35pm yesterday (Thursday October 27).

Witnesses reported seeing a police car chase, but this has not been confirmed. Police did however state that the car involved had failed to stop for them shortly before the collision.

Officers performed CPR and an air ambulance attended, but the cyclist, a Stroud resident, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving: an 18-year-old man from Gloucester, an 18-year-old man from Stonehouse, a 36-year-old man from Stonehouse and a 37-year-old woman from Stonehouse.

The woman has since been released without charge whilst the three men remain in custody for questioning.

Deputy Chief Constable Rod Hansen, said: "We have had many witnesses come forward and thank them for their assistance. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public for their co-operation at the scene. Anyone else who saw the red Saab 900 XS in the area before the collision is urged to come forward. Call 101 and quote incident 260 of 27 October."

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and police are awaiting their decision on whether there will be an independent investigation.

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