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Cyclist dies in collision in Nantwich

Incident date: 
Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Emergency services were called at 1.40pm on Tuesday November 12th following reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on the A530 Whitchurch Road at Baddington Bridge near Nantwich.

Sadly, the cyclist – named as 65-year-old Stewart Gandy, of Wistaston died at the scene.

The lorry drove off and is believed to have left in the direction of Whitchurch. The lorry is believed to be light coloured with blue or green markings on the side.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal collision near Nantwich on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old was arrested in Wigan this afternoon. He remains in custody at this time.

Officers have now traced a lorry believed to be involved in the collision and enquiries are continuing.

At the time of the collision the lorry and the cyclist were travelling from Nantwich in the direction of Whitchurch near to Baddeley Bridge.

  • UPDATE (20/11/13)

Stewart Gandy’s family have paid tribute to their loved one.

They said: ”Stewart had recently renewed his acquaintance with an “old friend” his bicycle.

“For many years, Stewart was a keen and highly proficient cyclist, winning many trophies when during his younger years he took part in competitive cycling as a member of the Crewe Clarion Cycling Club.

“Recently, he had taken up cycling again to help maintain his fitness but before doing so had ensured his bicycle was safe to ride by completely stripping it down, renewing important parts, incorporating extra safety features, a skill he had learnt over many years from working in a cycle shop.

A 36-year-old man has been bailed in connection with Mr Gandy’s death.

  • UPDATE (16/05/14)

Paul Anthony Byrne, 36, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to appear at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday May 20th.

  • UPDATE (22/05/14)

Byrne appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on May 20th and magistrates send the case to Chester Crown Court, where he will appear on June 4th.

He was released on bail until then.

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