Cyclist killed in Chidham accident

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Witnesses are being sought after a cyclist was killed during an accident with a van in Chidham this morning.

The accident took place at 9.15am on the A259 close to the junction of Cot Lane.

The 41-year-old male cyclist, from Havant, died at the scene.

The 29-year-old male driver of a Ford Transit van was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.

Police closed the road for four hours following the accident.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 and quote Operation Heaton.