Cyclist killed in collision with combine harvester

Police in Northumbria are appealing for information after a cyclist was killed in collision with a combine harvester.

The incident happened shortly before 1pm on Tuesday (27 August) in the village of Ogle, Northumberland.

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A 77-year-old cyclist had been travelling through the village when he was involved in a collision with the combine.

Emergency services attended, but the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tragic collision

Sergeant Ray Lowery, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “This is a really tragic collision in the middle of rural Northumberland.

“It is devastating for the family of the cyclist and we have specially trained family liaison officers supporting them at this difficult time.

“An investigation to establish the circumstances around the collision are ongoing and we really need any witnesses to get in touch.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was driving near Ogle at the time of the collision to review any dashcam footage they may have.

“If you saw the cyclist or the combine harvester in the area around the time of the collision then we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 517 27/08/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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