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11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

An 11-year-old boy riding his bike died after being hit by a roadsweeper in Purton, Wiltshire.

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11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

A candle has been left at the scene of the boy's death. Credit: ITV News

An 11-year-old boy has been killed while cycling with his father and brother through a Wiltshire village.

It happened last night in Purton near Swindon. Police believe the 11-year-old cycled into the middle of the road to avoid parked cars . He was hit by a roadsweeping vehicle and died at the scene.

Today friends have been expressing their shock.

The driver of the roadsweeper is believed to be uninjured. Police are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

Police believe the 11-year-old was trying to avoid parked cars. Credit: ITV News

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