Northern Ireland

Enniskillen cyclist dies after ambulance collision

Ambulance on the A4 Dublin Road following the fatal collision in Enniskillen
Image caption The crash happened on the A4 Dublin Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning

A cyclist has died after a collision with an ambulance in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

The victim was 25-year-old Sabir Idrisov from the Enniskillen area.

The crash happened in the Castlecoole area, on the A4 Dublin Road at about 01:10 BST on Tuesday. Mr Idrisov died at the scene from his injuries.

The ambulance crew was transporting a patient to the South West Acute Hospital at the time of the crash.

As a result, more ambulance staff were sent to the scene to treat both the patient and the injured cyclist.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said its staff would continue to co-operate with the police investigation into the crash.

"The thoughts of all within NIAS are with the family of the deceased and we would like to offer our sincerest condolences.

"We will also seek to support the crew involved in this harrowing incident," the spokesman said.

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.