Leicester

Adam Bennett: Cyclist dies after hit-and-run crash

A cyclist has died after a hit-and-run crash near Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire.

Adam Bennett, 41, from Kibworth, was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary after the accident on Friday but died on Tuesday evening.

The collision happened on Bruntingthorpe Road, near Shearsby Bath. A van involved in the crash failed to stop at the scene.

A 68-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail.

Det Con Seamus Burns said: "The cyclist was travelling towards Bruntingthorpe Airfield when he was struck from behind by a van travelling in the same direction."

Police believe they have traced the vehicle involved but are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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