POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in a road collision in County Durham.

Durham Police said the incident involved a motor vehicle and the  cyclist.

It took place on the A6072 close to Denham's scrap yard between Shildon and Bishop Auckland at 5.25am today.

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The cyclist, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to call Durham Police on 101.