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Cyclist dies after fatal collision in County Durham

The collision took place on Colliery Lane next to the junction with Murton Lane near Easington. Credit: Google maps

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in a collision in County Durham.

It happened at around 10.25am on Sunday. Police received a report of a collision between a black Jaguar motor vehicle and a cyclist on Colliery Lane next to the junction with Murton Lane near Easington.

Emergency services attended but the male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jaguar was not injured.

An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances around the collision and police are now appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

Officers are in the process of informing the cyclist's next of kin.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information that may help police, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 400 19/02/17.

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Middlesbrough 3 - 2 Oxford United

Middlesbrough's Cristhian Stuani celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with team mate Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez during the Emirates FA Cup, Fifth Round match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fending off League One Oxford United at the Riverside.

At half-time the Boro were 2-0 up against Oxford United. But two goals a minute apart meant the score was leveled 2-2.

Christian Stuani scored in the final few minutes bringing the score to Middlesbrough 3, Oxford United 2.

Middlesbrough will find out their quarter-final opponents in Sunday's draw which takes place at 6.30pm on the BBC.

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