Woman dies after cycle crash

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A WOMAN has died after a cycle crash on Clarence Parade.

The woman, who is believed to have been in her 40s, died at Southampton General Hospital at 4.30pm, after colliding with a bus.

The crash took place at 1.15pm, at the bottom of Pier Road.

The woman collided with a single decker Stagecoach number 700 bus, travelling towards Southsea from Brighton.

She was flown to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance.

The bus driver, a 53 year-old Portsmouth man, was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving.

He was described as shocked, but otherwise unharmed.

No passengers were injured in the accident.

Hampshire Police have asked for anyone who may know the woman, or who saw what happened, to contact them.

They also hope to speak to the bus passengers, many of whom left before police had a chance to talk to them.

Anyone with information should contact PC Phil Hunt, who said: 'Clarence Parade was very busy at that time, with lots of people who may have seen what happened. If you can help us with our inquiries, get in touch.'

To contact PC Hunt, call 101, or 08450454545 from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, quoting Operation Till.