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Two cyclists killed in Bristol hit and run

Google Maps shows Hanham in the south east of Bristol. Photo: Google Maps

Two cyclists have been killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Police said a car struck and killed the cyclists - a man and a woman - before the driver fled the scene of the crash in Bristol.

"Police were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision on Lower Hanham Road at about 3.50pm this afternoon," said a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police.

"The car was in collision with two cyclists. The driver left the car and fled the scene of the incident.

"A man and a woman both died as a result of injuries sustained.

"Collision investigators are currently at the scene and officers are working to locate the driver.

"We would appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact us on 101."

Paramedics attended the scene to find the man and woman had suffered fatal injuries.

"We took the call at 4pm reporting that a car hit two cyclists, a male and a female," a spokeswoman for Great Western Ambulance Service said.

"We sent an ambulance, paramedics, a rapid response vehicle and had an officer at the scene to liaise with the other services.

"But unfortunately both the patients were beyond help at the scene."