Cyclist in his 60’s sadly passes away following fatal collision in Sapcote – police appealing for dashcam footage

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 January 2022

A MAN in his 60’s has sadly passed away after being involved in a collision in Sapcote, Leicestershire, this morning (Sunday, 30 January).

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Leicestershire Police officers received a report at 10am that a cyclist – a man in his 60’s – was hit after a silver Audi Q5 car had collided into him on Coventry Road, near the junction of Sharnford Road.

Officers from the local police force arrived to the scene, alongside their colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

The cyclist was subsequently taken over to a Coventry-based hospital, but he had sadly passed away this afternoon.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and driving whilst under the influence of drugs – he remains in custody at this time.

Road closures were put in place whilst further enquiries were being carried out.

Detective Sergeant, Paul Hawkins, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), is investigating the incident.

He said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time the collision occurred and who saw what happened.

“I’m particularly keen to speak to any motorists with dashcams and who witnessed the collision or saw either the silver Audi or cyclist prior to it occurring.”

Anyone with information can pass it on to the police through their non-emergency number of 101.

Alternatively, the incident can be reported through the Leicestershire Police website.

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