Man arrested after two cyclists die in crash in South Yorkshire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two cyclists were killed in a road crash in South Yorkshire.

Emergency services attended the scene of the crash on Royston Road, Cudworth, Barnsley at 9.07pm on Friday following reports of a collision between a car and two bikes.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, two men were pronounced dead at the scene, and police are working to formally identify them.

South Yorkshire Police said the vehicle involved, believed to be a red Volkswagen Golf, failed to stop and was later found abandoned around three miles away in Bleak Avenue, Shafton.

The force said a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers are also working to trace another man in connection with the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or was driving in the area at the time and may have seen the car or bikes involved, and particularly those with dashcam footage, have been urged to contact the force.