Police continue to search for witnesses after cyclist is found dead in the road near Wolvey

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Police investigating circumstances that led to the death of an elderly cyclist who was found lying next to his bike want to hear from the drivers of two cars that were in the area at the time.

The vehicles, believed to be a grey or silver coloured Honda CRV and a dark Fiesta or Ford KA, were in Bulkington Road, Wolvey, at around 4.20pm on Saturday February 15 and turned left by Wolvey Stores.

Retired GP Dr Graham Martin, aged 75 and lived in Wolvey, was found by a passing motorist beside his bike on the B4109 Bulkington Road, near the entrance to Makins Fisheries, at about 4.45pm.

He had a head injury. He was wearing a red and black cycling helmet, dark jacket and brown trousers and his light coloured cycle had twin black panniers on the rear.

A Warwickshire Police spokeswoman said: “It is still being treated as a road traffic incident. We don’t believe there were other vehicles involved.”

Dr Martin, who before he retired worked at Red Roofs Surgery in Nuneaton, was taken by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where he died.

Witnesses can call Sgt Mark Greaves of the Road Policing Unit at Rugby on (01926) 415415. Police want to hear from Bulkington Road residents who may have CCTV footage of vehicles passing their home that afternoon.