Dead cyclist mystery solved

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A CYCLIST killed in a head-on smash with a motorbike was identified only after a colleague raised the alarm to say he had not turned up for work.

The cyclist and motorbiker Kim Broomhead were killed in a crash on the A621 near Owler Bar roundabout on Sunday.

The cyclist had no form of identification and officers were unable to establish who he was.

But when a colleague rang his family after he did not arrive for work on Monday, relatives contacted police, who today named him as Matthew Hook, aged 28, from Sheffield city centre.

He died at the scene, as did the motorcyclist, Mr Broomhead, aged 51, from Norton, Sheffield.

An inquest into both deaths was adjourned at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court. PC Darren Parkin said: “The cyclist was carrying no identification such as a wallet or a telephone. There were no reports filed of missing people that day. We made inquiries about the bicycle he was riding because it was quite specialist, but that proved fruitless. We fingerprinted him but as he was not known to the police that didn’t help.

“Because he lived alone there was nobody there to realise he was missing and raise the alarm. But a colleague rang his family when he didn’t turn up for work the following day and they called police.”

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