A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries after a New Year's Eve crash with a van in Ludlow.

A police spokesperson said emergency crews were called after a white Mercedes Sprinter van crashed with a cyclist at the junction of Fishmore Road and Summerfield Road in Ludlow at around 7.20pm on December 31.

The cyclist sustained head and leg injuries during the incident, which required hospital treatment.

The driver, a 41-year-old male, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. He has since been released and investigations are ongoing.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident or may have dash-cam or CCTV footage of it.

Anyone with information or footage is asked to visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting reference incident number 89i of 31 December 2021.

Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. You can contact them online or by calling 0800 555 111.