Leicester

Sam Boulton: Man bailed after Leicester railway station cyclist death

Sam Boulton Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Sam Boulton, from Wigston, Leicester, died in hospital after being hit by a van near the city's railway station

A man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist died near Leicester railway station has been released on bail.

Sam Boulton, 26, was hit by a van at about 13:20 BST on 27 July on London Road. He later died in hospital.

Leicestershire Police said a 50-year-old man was questioned and released.

The road was closed between Station Street and the entrance to the station but later reopened. Police have appealed for witnesses.

In a statement, Mr Boulton's father Jeff said: "We would like to thank you all for your kind wishes, love and support for our beautiful son, brother and fiancé. We are asking you to respect the privacy of both families during this sad time."

Image caption London Road, between Station Street and the entrance to the train station, was closed for several hours

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