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Wiltshire cyclist, 71, killed following collision involving lorry

Police say victim was riding tricycle and have appealed for witnesses

A cyclist riding a tricycle has died following a collision involving a lorry near Amesbury in Wiltshire.

Police say that the fatal collision happened on the A303 just to the east of Solstice Park Services shortly after noon yesterday, Monday 23 September.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a 71-year old man from Amesbury and his next-of-kin have been informed.

Wiltshire Police are continuing with their investigation and have issued an appeal urging anyone with information to come forward.

PC Rich Hatch of Wiltshire Police's Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We want to hear from anyone who either witnessed the collision or who saw the lorry or the cyclist shortly beforehand.

"The cyclist was riding an unusual three-wheeler bike, which may mean people will have noticed him.

"If you saw something, or you have dash cam footage which could assist, then please call us on 101, quoting reference 54190094473."

Alternatively, anyone with information can contact 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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