Thames Valley Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses after a hit-and-run between a cyclist and car in the early hours.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident on the A4 Bath Road just after 1:20am on Wednesday, July 10.

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital after sustaining serious head injuries in the crash.

After being called to the scene, the road was closed and diversions were put in place as investigations took place until around 10am.

The victim was attended to by paramedics and rushed to hospital.

Investigating officer Sergeant Matthew Cadmore, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “As this early stage of our investigation, we are keeping an open mind in relation to the circumstances.

“The cyclist has suffered serious injuries, and his bicycle shows signs of significant damage, and it is important anyone who can help us understand what has happened makes contact as soon as possible.

“If you are the driver of a vehicle which may have collided with someone on the Bath Road, then I would urge you to make contact with us immediately.

“I also want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any dash cam or other footage from the area between 12.45 am and 1.30 am.

“If you have information, please provide it via our online reporting pages or by calling 101, quoting 43240325999.”

Investigations into the incidents began with officers visiting businesses on the A4 Bath Road for CCTV footage.

Residents and businesses however are in the dark following the incident.

Trinity from the Volkswagen dealership on A4 Bath Road said that police were in attendance searching for CCTV and witness statements as they opened their doors.

Residents who spoke to our reporter said that they had heard of the accident but were unable to give further details due to the lateness of the incident.