Thursday, 14 February 2013

Police appeal after cyclist dies in Lancaster

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed in Lancaster on Wednesday.

59-year-old Morecambe man Mervyn Watson was riding home on Wednesday 13th February on East Road, close to Glebe Court. Somehow, he came off his bike, receiving severe head injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary but sadly died.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the incident to come forward and contact the police," urged  Sergeant Steve Wignall from the Road Policing Unit.

“We have specially trained officers supporting the man’s family during this difficult time and an investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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