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Cyclist dies after collision with pedestrian in St Andrews

A cyclist has died of head injuries after colliding with a pedestrian in St Andrews on Friday afternoon.

The 63-year-old woman was cycling on Bridge Street at about 15:50 when she collided with a man on foot.

The pair both fell onto the road near to the junction with Kinnessburn Road. The woman suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital.

The man was not seriously injured but left the scene before police arrived and officers are trying to trace him.

Sgt Iain Hutchison, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Police are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and we are eager to hear from members of the public who were in the area at the time of the collision.

"In particular we would like to speak with the male pedestrian involved in the collision. We would like to stress this is just to assist with our inquiry.

"We are also keen to trace an elderly couple and a male pedestrian who were walking down Bridge Street at the time of the accident as they may hold vital information as to what happened."

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