Cyclist who died after bike fall named as Christian Raymond Brown

Image caption A pothole was filled following an accident in which a cyclist died

A cyclist who died after falling from his bike on a Lincolnshire road has been named by police.

Christian Raymond Brown, 40, from Kirton-in-Lindsey, sustained serious head injuries in the fall near Ash Grove Farm on the A631 at North Willingham, on 12 February.

He died on Monday at Hull Royal Infirmary.

A police spokeswoman said a theory that the crash was caused by a pothole was being investigated.

A pothole on the A631 was repaired by Lincolnshire County Council after it was reported by police.

Mr Brown, who was wearing a helmet, was riding with a group of cyclists when he fell off his bicycle.

He was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary after the crash and underwent surgery but died in hospital six days later.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: "The possibility the incident was caused by a pothole will be investigated, along with other potential causes."

Sgt Ady Wootton added: "In general the road is in a reasonable condition but there are aspects of the road we are not satisfied with."

Officers said they had spoken to Lincolnshire County Council about the state of the road.

Alan Aistrup, head of highways for the council, said until 12 February his department had not received any reports of potholes in the area and the council was assisting police with their investigation.

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