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Bristol Hit-And-Run: Man Held After Two Killed
A man is being questioned by police after two cyclists were killed in a hit-and-run crash.
Police said a Citroen struck and killed the cyclists - a man and a woman - before the driver fled the scene in the Hanham area of Bristol, leaving the car behind.
A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A 38-year-old man who left the scene of the collision has handed himself in at a police station and has been arrested.
"The road currently remains closed and investigations continue."
A police source said the pair were believed to have been on a tandem.
Paramedics who went to the scene said there was nothing they could have done to prevent the two deaths.
"We took the call at 4pm reporting that a car hit two cyclists, a male and a female," a spokeswoman for Great Western Ambulance Service said.
"We sent an ambulance, paramedics, a rapid response vehicle and had an officer at the scene to liaise with the other services.
"But unfortunately both the patients were beyond help."
People in the area have spoken of their shock.
Beauty therapist Andrea Swerley, 28, said: "We've not seen anything like this before. We got home and saw a helicopter in the air overhead and looking up the road, which they were just closing, we could see lots of police.
"It's just a shock, nothing like this has happened here before."
Police have appealed to anyone who saw what happened to call 101.