Lincolnshire

Timothy Osborn's mother found cyclist after hit-and-run death

The mother of a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lincolnshire discovered his body by the side of the road, it has emerged.

Timothy Osborn, 27, of Pode Hole, Spalding, was found by Lynne Osborn, who went to look for him after he failed to return from work on Friday.

Police now believe a silver Renault Trafic, Vauxhall Vivaro or Nissan Primastar van may have been involved.

Mr Osborn's family appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Mrs Osborn said she was desperate to know what had happened.

'Hurt and destroyed'

She discovered her son by the side of the A151 Bourne Road in Spalding at 00:15 BST on Saturday after growing concerned when he did not come home.

Police said the collision is thought to have happened about three hours before that.

Image caption Mrs Osborn said she knew it was her son immediately

Mrs Osborn said: "We were walking along. I can see the dark shape in the ditch and I know it's Tim. He's just lying there and he's not responding.

"I just want to know what happened because I don't understand at the moment and I need to."

His father Stephen Osborn said: "Imagine how you would feel about your wife and youngest son finding your child in a ditch at the side of the road, just five minutes' walk from home.

"Please, please come forward and hopefully you will never have to know just how hurt and destroyed we are."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to contact Lincolnshire Police.

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