Woman arrested after cyclist found dead in the road

Surrey Police. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive

A 47-year-old woman has been arrested after a male cyclist was found lying dead in the middle of the road.

Police found the 31-year-old man who was believed to be riding a mountain bike at the time he was hit by a car. He was found by a member of the public near the Esso petrol station on the A24 in Beare Green in Surrey earlier today.

The woman from Horley, Surrey, has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving while under the influence of alcohol. She is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference number P14322368, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.