AN INQUEST yesterday revealed the cause of death of a long-serving Oxford postman, who died in a road traffic collision whilst cycling.

John Howes, 58, died following a collision with a van on the B4044 last month.

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A brain scan revealed Mr Howes suffered a 'severe traumatic brain injury', who died at John Radcliffe Hospital.

Mr Howes died on the 30th October, days after the crash.

A further inquest will be held in April next year, depending on potential criminal proceedings, the coroner said yesterday.