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Cyclist dies in New Forest collision

Hampshire Police are appealing for information after a cyclist died in a fatal road traffic accident in the New Forest.

At around 6.45pm yesterday, officers received a report of a collision between a car and a cyclist on Hilltop, Beaulieu. Members of the public performed CPR on the cyclist, whilst awaiting emergency services. He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later.

Inspector Andy Storey, said: "At this stage we’re still trying to identify the cyclist and we'd like to hear from anyone who thinks they might know who he is. We believe he was aged in his 60s, and he had a tattoo on his left forearm. He was riding an older style bicycle with racing handle bars.

"The collision happened close to the Royal Oak public house and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch."

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