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Driver held after cyclist dies following collision with lorry

A cyclist in her 70s has died after being struck by a lorry.

The woman died at the scene following the collision involving an HGV in the village of Teynham, Kent, at 10.15am.

The driver, a 58-year-old man from Essex, has been arrested in connection with the incident on the A2 London Road, Kent Police said.

He remains in custody and officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Hannah Brown said: "The HGV and the cyclist were both heading towards Sittingbourne when the collision occurred opposite the Swan pub.

"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but are keen to speak to anyone else who saw the incident and has yet to speak to us, or who saw the cyclist or the HGV prior to the collision."

The woman's next of kin have been informed, police said.

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