UPDATE: A cyclist killed when her bike crashed with a van in Battle has been named as Joanne Bishop.

The collision happened on the A271 North Trade Road, near Battle, about 35 yards west of the junction with Penhurst Lane on at 4.39pm on Friday.

Ms Bishop, 40, from Westerham in Kent, was taken to the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards where she died from her injuries a few hours later.

The 58-year-old driver of the blue Ford Transit van, from St Leonards, was uninjured.

Police are investigating how the incident occurred and would like to hear from any witnesses, in particular the driver of a large removal-type goods vehicle, which was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information should call 0845 6070999, quoting Operation Kettering.