Pregnant cyclist loses baby in suspected hit-and-run

Emily Mee, news reporter
The collision happened on Aylestone Road, Leicester. Pic: Google Maps

A heavily pregnant cyclist seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run has lost her baby.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was hurt in a collision with a car in Leicester at around 9.30pm on Monday.

She is still being treated in hospital following the incident.

The driver involved in the collision is reported to have failed to stop at the scene.

A 40-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

He has since been released pending further inquiries.

Leicestershire Police has urged any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins said: "We are continuing to provide support to the woman injured and her family as the investigation continues.

"Our enquiries remain ongoing as we continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident on Monday evening.

"We do urge anyone who has any information in relation to the incident, and who has not yet spoken with us, to make contact.

"Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the collision at the time of the incident or prior to the collision should also get in touch."

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 630 of 2 December