Cyclist found dead on the side of road in Dumfries and Galloway sparks investigation

Emergency services attended and the 57-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 12:31 pm

A cyclist has been found dead by the side of a road in Dumfries and Galloway.

The man was discovered at about 7.25pm on Monday on the Dunreggan Brae near Moniaive at its junction with the A702.

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Emergency services attended and the 57-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was discovered on the Dunreggan Brae near Moniaive at its junction with the A702 picture: Google pictures
The man was discovered on the Dunreggan Brae near Moniaive at its junction with the A702 picture: Google pictures

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Officers are now appealing to witnesses for information about the incident.

Sergeant William Broatch said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died at this difficult time.

"Our inquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are seeking the public's assistance to establish exactly what happened.

"The cyclist's bike is described as a red Specialized model.

"If you were in the area at the time and have not yet spoken to police, I would ask you to please contact us as soon as possible.

"If you were driving and have access to a dashcam, I would ask you to please check back and see if there is any footage of a man on a bike matching that description that may be able to assist our investigation."

Anyone with information can contact the road policing unit in Lockerbie on 101, quoting reference number 3342 of 21 September.

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