Arrest after ex Hartismere pupil dies

A MAN has been arrested today, in connection with the death of a teenage cyclist on a Suffolk road.Suffolk police have confirmed that a 20-year old driver has now been arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

A MAN has been arrested today, in connection with the death of a teenage cyclist on a Suffolk road.

Suffolk police have confirmed that a 20-year old driver has now been arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He handed himself in to Eye police station two hours after the crash on the B1077 between Occold and Eye.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Police have arrested a 20-year-old man from Hoxne in relation to yesterday's fatal road traffic collision in Occold.


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"A 20-year-old man who is not being named, came to Eye police station at shortly after 9pm yesterday evening and was subsequently arrested for failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.

He has been released on police bail to return to Stowmarket police station on May 5."

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The 17-year-old cyclist, who has not yet been named, died at Ipswich Hospital following the accident at around 7pm yesterday.

He is believed to be a former pupil of Hartismere High School, the Evening star can reveal. His family are being informed today. His death is the seventh fatality on the county roads this year.

The road remained closed for most of the evening as crash investigators examined the site.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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