Leeds & West Yorkshire

Cyclist killed in Bingley as driver tries to evade police

A cyclist has been killed after he was hit by a car as the driver tried to speed away from police.

The man died at the scene on Cottingley Cliffe Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire, shortly after 19:34 BST on Tuesday.

Police said they tried stopping the car after it was seen "acting suspiciously" but it drove off at speed hitting the cyclist a short distance away.

The driver is in custody and the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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