Appeal for information following collision in Desford


High Street Desford

Detectives from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Desford earlier today (Wednesday 3 February).





Shortly after 9.50am, police were called to High Street following a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a grey Peugeot Boxer van.


The cyclist – a 69-year-old woman – was taken to hospital in Coventry, where she remains in a life-threatening condition.


A 46-year-old man from Market Bosworth was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drugs. He remains in custody.


This afternoon a stretch of High Street has remained closed to traffic while officers carry out further enquiries.


Detective Constable Kasie Carter, from SCIU, said: “This collision happened close to High Street’s junction with Main Street.


“I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area this morning and saw what happened – or anyone who was travelling in the area and has a dashcam installed in their vehicle.


“While we have arrested one person, our efforts to establish the circumstances of what happened are very much continuing.


“Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, could help our investigation.”


You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting reference 21*69727.

Alternatively call 101.