A CYCLIST was taken to hospital by air ambulance on Wednesday evening (June 19) after a collision with a lorry.

The incident happened at around 5pm on the A4810 road between Magor and Llanwern, close to the junction with Bearcroft Common, Gwent Police said in a statement.

The cyclist – a man – is though to have serious injuries.

Gwent Police closed the A4810 in both directions "while officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision".

Police are now appealing for information that could help their enquiries into this incident.

If anyone saw the collision take place, call Gwent Police on 101 quoting Log 392 19/6/19.

Alternatively, contact Gwent Police by sending a direct message with information via their Facebook and Twitter social media pages.

Anyone who may have dashcam footage of travelling along the A4810 around the time of the incident would be particularly helpful to enquiries, the police added.