A CYCLIST in his 70s has been killed after a collision with a combine harvester.

Northumbria Police launched an appeal for information after the 77-year-old man was in a collision with the combine harvester in Ogle, near Belsay at around 1pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services attended, but the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Ray Lowery, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This is a really tragic collision in the middle of rural Northumberland.

“It is devastating for the family of the cyclist and we have specially-trained family liaison officers supporting them at this difficult time.

“An investigation to establish the circumstances around the collision are ongoing and we really need any witnesses to get in touch.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was driving near Ogle at the time of the collision to review any dashcam footage they may have.

“If you saw the cyclist or the combine harvester in the area around the time of the collision then we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 517 27/08/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.