A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a cyclist who was killed in a crash on a Southampton road.

Daniel Blakeman, 35, from the city, sustained serious injuries in the collision, which happened in Waterloo Road just before 9.50pm on Friday, July 17.

He was taken to hospital but died yesterday, and Hampshire Constabulary has now launched a murder probe.

A 33-year-old man, had previously been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing grievous bodily harm, failing to stop after an accident, and criminal damage.

He has now been rearrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder, and remains in police custody.

A second person, a 34-year-old man from Southampton, has also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, causing grievous bodily harm with intent, sexual assault on a female, possession of a controlled drug of class A, and acquiring criminal property.

The crash involved a bike and a white Citroen Berlingo 635 En-Prise, and a woman in her 40s who was with Mr Blakemen sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Detective Inspector Adam Edwards said: “We continue to appeal for witnesses in this case.

"We are specifically appealing to drivers who were in the area at the time of the incident and saw what happened, or those who have dash cam in their vehicle.

“I would urge anyone who has information regarding this incident to call 101 and quote 44200266371.”

Information can also be submitted via the online portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC19P01-PO1.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.