Britsol residents shock over cyclists killed in street

Emergency workers at the scene of the hit and run in Bristol.
Emergency workers at the scene of the hit and run in Bristol. Credit: ITV News

Residents of the predominately residential street in Hanham, Bristol, where two cyclists died this afternoon have spoken of their shock at the hit-and-run.

Beauty therapist Andrea Swerley, 28, lives next to the police cordon: "We got home and saw a helicopter in the air overhead and looking up the road, which they were just closing, we could see lots of police. It's just a shock, nothing like this has happened here before."

Landlord of The Queens Head, Patrick Murphy, added: "It's just not nice that this has happened around here."

A 38-year-old man has been arrested after handing himself into police.

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