A CYCLIST was found lying by the side of a road with serious head injuries yesterday, Tuesday.

A passing motorist found the unconscious man, aged in his 20s, on the A533 Davenham bypass, near Peckmill roundabout, at 6.30am and he was taken by ambulance to Leighton Hospital.

As the Guardian went to press the man, thought to be local, was described by police as in a critical condition.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “It would appear that the cyclist has been in collision with a motor vehicle, which did not stop, between the Moulton junction and the Peckmill Roundabout on the A533 Davenham Bypass.

“Anyone who was driving along the A533 between the Moulton turn off and Peckmill Roundabout between 6am and 6.45am on Tuesday morning and anyone that stopped to help is asked to contact Northwich SIU on 01244 613258.

“Anybody with information about the collision can ring Northwich SIU or crime stoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”