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Man dies from head injuries after falling off bike

A man suffered major head injuries after colliding with another bicycle on Hill Lane, Colne. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has died after falling off his bike in Lancashire.

The 50-year-old was one of three people out cycling on Hill Lane, in Colne, at around 10pm on Thursday, May 12.

A woman, aged 19, fell from her bike injuring her leg. The two male riders cycling behind her then collided with each other before the 50-year-old fell from his bike and suffered major head injuries.

The man was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment before being transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital where he died on Friday, May 13.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with this man and his family.

We are appealing for information and would ask anyone who can help to come forward and contact police.

If you were in the Hill Lane area and witnessed the incident please contact us.

– Sgt David Hurst, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact pol‎ice on 101, quoting log reference 1637 of May 12.


Man dies following accident with car

A man has died following a collision in Manchester city centre.

Just after 4.30am on Saturday 15 March 2014, there was collision between a man and a VW Passatt on Essex Street.

The man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but sadly died a short time later.

A 23-year-old man was breathalysed and subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol and dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Man pulled from city centre canal dies

A man has died two days after being pulled out of a canal in Manchester.

Police were called to Dale Street in the city centre around 10.30pm on Sunday.

Two men were walking the canal path when they were approached by another two men and a teenager.

A 34-year old was pushed into the water and managed to climb out but a 25-year-old who also fell in died last night in hospital.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of assault and obstructing the police. He appeared at court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

Investigation following sudden death of one year old girl

Police are investigating the sudden death of a one year old girl in Barrow yesterday morning.

Just after 6am on Wednesday, officers were alerted by the ambulance service to child's death. Crews were called to an address in Barrow and took the girl to hospital but tragically, she passed away.

Detective Sergeant John Carton said: “We are working on behalf of the coroner which is normal procedure following the sudden and tragic death of a child.

“The little girls family is being supported and understand that our enquiries will continue until the results of the post mortem are known.

“A date for this has not yet been confirmed.”