Mystery as Yorkshire cyclist found dead at side of road in Lancashire

Police in Lancashire are appealing for information about the final movements of a cyclist from West Yorkshire who was found dead at the side of a road.

The cyclist, a man in his 70s from Halifax, was found unresponsive at the side of Burnley Road at Cliviger,in the Burnley area, on Saturday, September 5, at around 12.05pm.

Burnley Road – the A646 – leads from Todmorden, through Cliviger and into Burnley.

Emergency services attended the scene on Saturday but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers. The man has yet to be named.

Officers are now working hard to establish exactly what occurred.

Sgt Chris Evans, of Lancashire Police, said: “First and foremost we send our condolences to the man’s family.

“Our thoughts are very much with them at this difficult time.

“Although we do not believe there is anything suspicious about his death, and we are not looking for anybody else in connection with it, we are very much appealing for information about the incident.

“Perhaps you saw the man in the moments before he died, or maybe you have dashcam footage showing what happened.

“Whatever information you have, we would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police, quoting log number 724 of September 5.

YorkshireLive – Halifax