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BREAKING - Another man arrested after 68-year-old dies in hit and run

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 04, 2013

  • 03/09/13 RTC Tribute - Uxbridge St, , Burton Flowers at the site where a Fatal RTC occured on the 02/09/2013 on Uxbridge St in Burton

  • 03/09/13 RTC Tribute - Uxbridge St, , Burton Flowers at the site where a Fatal RTC occured on the 02/09/2013 on Uxbridge St in Burton

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POLICE have revealed that a second man was arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a 68-year-old cyclist.

Staffordshire Police told the Mail that a 26-year-old man, from Burton, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

He has since been bailed.

This comes after a cyclist died following a hit and run accident – despite frantic efforts by members of the public to save him.

Gary Hobson, of Anglesey Road, Burton, passed away after he was knocked off his bike by a car in Uxbridge Street at around 8.45pm on Monday.

Police were today continuing to question a 30-year-old Burton man in connection with the 68-year-old’s death.

Emma Watson, who lives close to the scene of the tragedy, attempted to revive Mr Hobson after hearing a ‘loud bang’.

She said: “I looked out of my window and saw a mangled bike, and in the road lay the poor man. I ran into the street and started to give him CPR until the ambulance arrived and they took over. He was in a really bad way, and only hours later we found out he had died in hospital.

“We have always had problems along this road and this horrible tragedy might make someone stand up, listen and do something about it.”

Floral tributes from members of the public have been placed at the scene of the accident.

A spokesman from Staffordshire Police said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the non-stop fatal collision involving a cyclist and a car in Burton.

“The victim, a 68-year-old man, from Burton, was found in Uxbridge Street at around 8.45pm on Monday.

“The ambulance service attended the scene and he was taken to Queen’s Hospital with serious injuries, but sadly he died on arrival.

“Specially trained officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.

“The car, a black Audi, failed to stop at the scene, but was later found abandoned in nearby South Broadway Street and has been recovered for forensic examination.

“As part of their inquiries detectives have arrested a 30-year-old Burton man in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.”

Anyone with information on the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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