Appeal for A1 witnesses

Cyclist Stephen Warrington died following a collision with a lorry on the north bound carriage of the A1 near Blyth (w120411-1b)

Cyclist Stephen Warrington died following a collision with a lorry on the north bound carriage of the A1 near Blyth (w120411-1b)

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VITAL information is being sought by Notts Police in the search for witnesses of the recent death of a cyclist on the A1.

The tragic incident happened just before 8.55am on Sunday 18th March on the A1 southbound carriageway close to the end of the A634 Spital Road slip road, about one mile south of Blyth services.

Police are seeking a woman they believe may have witnesses his death.

Cyclist Andrew Ridsdale, 43, from Mirfield in West Yorkshire, was taking part in an organised time trial on his bicycle when he collided with a HGV died at the scene.

The 42-year-old driver of the HGV was arrested for death by dangerous driving and subsequently bailed.

Notts Police would like to speak to a woman, possibly elderly, who was driven home by someone in a high-visibility jacket, who may have vital information. She stopped immediately after the collision and told people from Flo’s Café, in a nearby lay-by, that she had witnessed the crash. She was clearly upset by what she had seen.

DS Ged Hazelwood added: “Any information will be extremely helpful - both for the family’s sake and in the interests of justice.”

The woman, the man, or anyone with any info, can call the Crash Investigation Unit on 101, extension 800 2229, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.