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Man arrested over Bath cyclist 'hit and run' death

Jake Gilmore
Image caption Jake Gilmore was knocked off his bike on Midland Bridge Road

A 52-year-old man from Bath has been arrested by detectives investigating a fatal 'hit and run' in the city.

Jake Gilmore, 19, a chef from Oldfield Park, was cycling home from work on Saturday when he was hit by a vehicle on Midland Bridge Road at 21:30 GMT.

He was treated at the Royal United Hospital for serious head injuries but died on Sunday morning.

Avon and Somerset Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The man was released on bail by police until 17 January.

A VW Golf car with "damage consistent with the collision" was found abandoned near Royal Victoria Park on Monday, a police spokesman said.

"This is a significant development for our investigation and later today we will be interviewing the suspect about the incident," said Det Insp Charlotte Tucker.

"We have had an excellent response from the public to this incident and have had people come forward and provide us with useful information."

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