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Cyclist who died in hit-and-run crash in Loughborough named by police

The ‘caring’ cyclist who was killed in a Loughborough hit-and-run crash has been named by police.

Anthony Smith, known as Tony, died after the bicycle he was riding is believed to have been struck by a silver Audi S3 in Ling Road.

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The incident happened shortly after 8pm last Friday, July 7.

Mr Smith, from Glasgow, was found with serious injuries and despite the efforts of ambulance services he died at the scene.

Paying tribute to the 47-year-old, Mr Smith’s family said: “Tony was a very caring person who helped others battle addiction, which he himself overcame. He loved the outdoors and keeping fit and over the past few years Tony lived life to the full – from skydiving to kayaking.

“He will be greatly missed by this family, especially his mother, brother, sister and his niece.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident after the car believed to be involved left the scene and was later found on fire in Frederick Street.

Following enquiries, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and a 40-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 29-year-old man has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries while the two arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released under investigation.

Officers are still appealing for witnesses and anyone who has information that can assist with the investigation is asked to report online or call 101, quoting crime reference number 23*419667.

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