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Friday 28 October 2016, 11:58 AM

An elderly man has died after a car collided with him in Stroud.

The incident happened at 2.35pm yesterday (Thursday 27 October) on Bisley Road, when a red Saab 900 XS collided with an elderly man riding his bike.

Officers performed CPR and an air ambulance attended but he sadly couldn't be saved and died at the scene. He was 70-years-old and from Stroud. His next of kin have been informed.

Deputy Chief Constable Rod Hansen, said: "We have had many witnesses come forward and thank them for their assistance. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public for their co-operation at the scene. Anyone else who saw the red Saab 900 XS in the area before the collision is urged to come forward. Call 101 and quote incident 260 of 27 October."

The car involved failed to stop for police shortly before the collision. The incident has been referred to the IPCC. We are awaiting their decision on whether there will be an independent investigation. Because of community concerns, we would like to clarify that there was no pursuit prior to the collision. 

An 18-year-old man from Gloucester, an 18-year-old man from Stonehouse, a 36-year-old man from Stonehouse and a 37-year-old woman from Stonehouse were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The woman has since been released without charge whilst the three men remain in custody for questioning.