Police issue image of bike cyclist was riding when killed on A19

FRESH appeals for witnesses into the death of cyclist Paul Brady have been launched.

They follow an emotional appeal by Paul's devastated father and brother for anyone to come forward with information about how the 23-year-old died on his way to work while cycling on the A19.

He was knocked from his bike and died from multiple injuries.

Exactly a week after the incident on Friday, January 18, leaflets and posters were distributed to motorists who were using the Tyne Tunnel between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, so drivers would see the bike that Paul was riding and possibly remember some information that would help the police.

He died on the northbound carriage of the A19 around 400 metres north of the Silverlink roundabout.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Young said at the time of the leaflet distribution: "It is now a week since Paul died and although we are following up several lines of inquiry we are still keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding this.

"It happened in the northbound carriageway 400 metres north of the Silverlink roundabout and involved what we believe could have been some kind of heavy goods vehicle which may not have been made aware of the collision.

"If anyone saw a cyclist in this area at that time, or saw an accident they should contact police."

His family have reiterated their appeal for anyone who has any information to come forward, saying part of the family's torment is not knowing what happened.

His brother Christopher told a news conference last week: "This accident has robbed our family of the wonderful human being that Paul was."

Anyone who has information regarding the accident, which happened at 7.50am, is asked to contact police on 08456 043043 ext 63387.