A cyclist has died after being involved in a hit-and-run collision with a motor vehicle on the A27 at Chichester early this morning (Thursday, 10).

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene near the Stockbridge roundabout around 7.20am.

The cyclist, a 50-year-old man from Hampshire, died at the scene.

Police closed the eastbound road and set up diversions, which remained in place this afternoon.

Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said:

“It is vital that anyone with information about this collision, or who thinks they may have been involved, comes forward to speak to us.

“It was a busy time on the road, and we believe there may be several witnesses who have not yet contacted us.

“In particular, we are keen to talk to two men wearing shorts and with tattooed legs who were seen beside a small white van which had stopped nearby.

“I’d also appeal to any drivers whose vehicles are fitted with dash-cams and who were on the A27 early on Thursday to check the footage for anything that may relate to this crash.

“I’d like to thank drivers whose journeys were disrupted by this incident for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone with information is asked to email police online here, or phone 101, quoting Operation Redstone.