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Watch: Put us out of our misery: Distraught wife of cyclist found dead at roadside appeals for help

The wife of a cyclist found dead at the side of a road has appealed for anyone with information to contact police and "put us out of our misery".

Mystery surrounds how 55-year-old David Helliwell from Tandragee died on Thursday. He had been out cycling along the Drumnamether Road before he was found at around 7.30pm.

It is not known if he was hit by a car or collapsed.

Wife Wendy, speaking to Q Radio, said she had been through an "evil dream".

"We loved each other so much and I am lost without him," she said.

"My husband was a lovely man who gave a lot for the community. He worked in a home for mentally and physically handicapped adults - he was caring.

"He was a great man for the children in my household. He raised them beautifully he had time for them, he talked to them. He could be cross but he was a father rather than a pure friend."

She said her husband loved cycling.

"We don't know yet whether it was a hit and run, an accident or a sudden death we are still waiting for post-mortem results.

"However, anybody knows anything please, please call the police and put us out of our misery we would love to know... I don't care if it was a sudden death or an accident but it would be nice to know."

Police are investigating and can be contacted on 101.

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