TRIBUTE has been paid to a loving father who died after being knocked from his bike last week in Stockton.

51-year-old Robert Andrew Burns was taken to James Cook University Hospital with life-threatening injuries following a collision which occurred on Norton Road roundabout at the Durham Bypass turnoff at 11.55am on Tuesday, September 12.

Cleveland Police confirmed that he died last night.

A sokeswoman said: "Mr Burns leaves behind a 25-year-old daughter and a 30-year-old son who are deeply saddened by the loss of their father.

"Mr Burns was cycling when a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira occurred. The 44-year-old female driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and is currently under investigation."

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the collision or anyone with dash cam footage who was in the area around the time of the incident to contact Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 165143.