Cyclist in Bruntingthorpe hit-and-run crash dies
A cyclist has died in hospital five days after he was involved in a suspected hit-and-run.
The 41-year-old rider was involved in a collision with a van in Bruntingthorpe on Friday.
Police said the van failed to stop at the scene of the collision, which happened near Shearsby Bath restaurant, in Bruntingthorpe Lane, at 2pm.
The cyclist was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he died on Tuesday night.
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A 68-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail.
Detective Constable Seamus Burns said: "The cyclist was travelling towards Bruntingthorpe Airfield when he was struck from behind by a van travelling in the same direction.
"From inquiries we've conducted so far, we've located a van believed to have been involved in the collision.
"However, we would still like to trace the drivers of other vehicles we believe were in the vicinity of the cyclist at the time. If you were travelling along this road on Friday afternoon and believe you may have seen the cyclist, we would urge you to contact us."