Norfolk Police has issued an appeal for witnesses after a collision on the A47 near King’s Lynn this morning resulted in the death of a man in his 60s.

Officers were called shortly after 6.05am to reports of a crash between a lorry and a bicycle on the eastbound carriageway between the Saddlebow interchange and the Hardwick roundabout.

The cyclist died at the scene. The driver of the lorry, also a man in his 60s, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was taken into custody at King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre.

The A47 was closed in both directions while emergency services attended the incident, which caused traffic chaos for commuters travelling into Lynn in the morning rush hour. The road has since been reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident, or has dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 49 of Friday, January 24.