POLICE investigating the death of cyclist are heading for the woods where he tumbled from his bike.

David Burns, 38, of Mirfield, died more than two weeks after he hit a tree which may have been deliberately laid across the bridleway in Coxley Woods near New Hall Prison, close to Flockton.

Tomorrow police will be in the woods, between 9am and noon, talking to walkers or people riding through in a bid to find inform- ation which could help the inquiry.

A friend who was with David at the time said a branch and small tree had been deliberately placed across the bridleway.

David managed to jump over the branch but fell heavily to his side when he hit the tree.

He collapsed at home a week later and died in Leeds General Infirmary on March 4. Police are investigating whether David's death can be linked to his fall.

There is a history of problems in the woods with local residents and dog walkers taking exception to off-road cyclists using the woods.

An appeal for information has already brought calls in to the police.

Det Supt Paul Taylor, who is leading the investigation, said: "We have had a good response to appeals for information so far and are following up a number of new leads.

"We are making progress and inquiries are continuing.

"We would continue to appeal for anyone with information to contact us."

Phone Wakefield police on 01924 293259 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.