Police investigating a road traffic collision near St Austell which left a cyclist with serious injuries are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called at around 9.35am on Saturday to reports of a pedal cyclist who had been struck by a vehicle on an unnamed road near Biscovey Football Club, Starrick Moor.

The cyclist, a 17-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital. It was reported that the collision involved a Black Range Rover which didn’t stop at the scene.

The road was closed while an investigation was carried out at the scene. Following enquiries, a Range Rover fitting the description was located.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “A 55-year-old man from the St Austell area has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failingto stop after a road accident and failing to report that accident.

“He has been released on bail, pending further enquiries. He is due to answer bail on Thursday, October 5.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact the police via the website here or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 50230244910.