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30-year-old man died at the scene

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal hit and run involving a cyclist in Bournemouth last night (Tuesday). The force has located a white Mercedes panel van suspected to have been involved in Southampton, but enquiries are ongoing to track down the driver.

The incident happened at around 10.39pm on the A338 Spur Road southbound about a mile from the Ashley Heath roundabout.

The cyclist – a 30-year-old man from Poole who has not yet been named – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Inspector Heather Dixey, of Dorset Police, said: "We have specially-trained officers supporting the cyclist's family at this difficult time.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or either the vehicle or cyclist immediately before the incident and who has not yet spoken to officers, to please contact Dorset Please."

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at 101 [at] dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 3:518.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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