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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a cyclist on the A68 in Darlington.

Sergeant Jon Curtis said:

"I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and would ask them to come forward. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the cyclist, who was wearing florescent clothing, riding a black mountain bike and travelling westbound on the A68 immediately prior to the incident."

– Sgt Jon Curtis, Durham Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Lorry driver arrested after death of cyclist

Police have arrested a lorry driver after a cyclist was killed in Darlington this morning.

The 24-year-old collided with a lorry on the westbound carriageway of the A68, about quarter of a mile west of Burtree Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the lorry, a 50-year-old man from Barnsley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.


East Coast relaxes ticket restrictions

East Coast rail has relaxed all ticket restrictions for customers.

Severe weather caused some disruption yesterday so anyone with tickets booked to travel yesterday or today can take any train service today .

Extra staff will help passengers at East Coast stations.

The last East Coast services to run from London King's Cross today are: 1800 (for Edinburgh); 1930 (for destinations between York and Newcastle, inclusive); 2005 for Leeds.

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