Cleveland: Homicide investigation after electric bike rider killed

The man, 22, died in hospital (Image: Google)

A homicide investigation has been launched after a male cyclist was killed on the road.

The 22-year-old e-bike rider was allegedly hit by a VW car in Grangetown, Teeside.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition on Thursday.

Two men aged 21 and 22 were arrested at the weekend on suspicion of attempted murder.

Following the victim’s death Sunday night, Cleveland Police announced: ‘This has now become a homicide investigation.’

A 30-year-old woman has also been arrested, suspected of helping a perpetrator.

Meanwhile, a third man, aged 21, who was also arrested, has been released.

Anyone with information about the tragedy is urged to come forward to officers.

A statement from the force said: ‘A 22-year-old man who was receiving treatment in hospital following an alleged incident in #Grangetown on Thursday night 6th October has sadly passed away this evening (Sunday 9th October).

‘Our thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.’

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