Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Police appeal to identify cyclist killed in New Forest

Hilltop, Beaulieu Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened near the Royal Oak pub in Hilltop, Beaulieu

A cyclist has died in a crash with a car in the New Forest.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was injured on the stretch of road near the Royal Oak pub in Hilltop, Beaulieu, at 18:45 BST on Saturday.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later, Hampshire Constabulary said.

The force said it was appealing for help to identify the man, who had a dagger tattoo on his left forearm.

Insp Andy Storey said the tattoo may mean the man served in the armed forces.

He added that the man, who had been riding an older style bicycle with racing handle bars, was about 5ft 8ins, slim and had receding grey/brown hair.

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