Derek Abbott, 67, died as a result of head injuries after cycling to Woking on June 20, but his bike has not been found

Surrey Police are seeking witnesses to assist in the investigation into the death of cyclist Derek Abbott, who was found with unexplained head injuries in Woking and later died in hospital.

Abbott, 67, is believed to have cycled to Woking on Saturday, June 20, but police have not been able to trace his bicycle. Abbott was found by a member of the public with head injuries on White Rose Lane. He was taken to hospital, but died on July 6.

Abbott’s bike is described as an ‘older style’ blue Raleigh, and police report that he was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Sergeant Eddie Ryan from Surrey Police’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are keeping an open mind at this stage and trying to figure out how Mr Abbott died.

“All we have is the results of the post mortem which showed that he died from a head injury and we are trying to establish how he sustained this injury. We know he had cycled to Woking prior to being found and taken to hospital but his bike has never been found.

“I am hoping that releasing his photograph might jog someone’s memory and provide us with information which could help us piece together the circumstances leading up to him sustaining the injury which sadly led to his death two weeks later.”

Anyone who can provide any information on the incident can contact Surrey Police on 01483 639922, quoting reference 66/2894/15.

  • maprun

    Found the local paper article now the Surrey Advertiser.

    “Derek Abbott, who lived in Old Woking, was discovered in a “distressed”
    state next to a property in White Rose Lane, near the junction with
    Rosewood, on Saturday June 20.”

  • maprun

    It would helpful if the article says where it was believed he was riding from and the time of day that he was found, so the public can help in “piecing togther the circurmstances leading up to him sustaining his injury”.