THREE cyclists were taken to hospital after a crash that knocked them off their bikes, leaving one with life-threatening injuries.

A 25-year-old man was arrested, and now police are appealing for witnesses.

The crash happened along the B3095, Mere Down, at around 11am on July 23, as the cyclists were travelling eastbound towards The Deverills.

Read more: Cyclists injured and driver arrested after crash in Mere

It is understood that a Vauxhall Aguila was travelling behind the cyclists before attempting to overtake.

At this time a car travelling behind, a VW Golf, collided with the Vauxhall, pushing it along the road before crashing with the cyclists.

All three cyclists were knocked from their bikes and taken to hospital as a result of the crash, with one suffering life-threatening injuries.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has since been released under investigation.

The road remained closed for nine hours while officers carried out an investigation.

Nearly a week later, police are today reaching out to the public for more information.

A police spokesperson said: "We’d like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or the manner of driving of the VW Golf in the lead up to the collision, especially dashcam footage.

"In particular, we’d like to speak to another group of cyclists we believe passed the site of the collision soon after it occurred and were travelling in the same direction."

If you were part of this group or have any information or footage that could assist officers with their enquiries, you can call 101 quoting crime reference number 54210071354.

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