Police have confirmed the 73-year-old man who was knocked off his bicycle in a collision with a tractor last Saturday has died in hospital in Belfast.

Named locally as Robert Malone, he was involved in the collision with his neighbour's tractor on the Skeoge Road, Brookeborough at around 1pm on Saturday, September 7 resulting in serious head injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast were his condition was described as critical at the time.

Speaking following the accident between Mr. Malone and the tractor which is understood to have been driven by his neighbour, Erne East Councillor Victor Warrington said the whole community had Mr. Malone and his family in their thoughts.

"I know his two nephews very well. The man himself I knew him to see. He would have been a very quiet gentleman who kept himself very much to himself," said Councillor Warrington.

"It is a very sad situation."

According to Councillor Warrington, the quiet narrow country road where the accident happened would be used mostly by those who live on it and for the two people involved to know each other just adds to the tragedy surrounding the accident.

"They were neighbours. Any accident is not good but that would have left it more difficult. 

"I think everybody in the area who knows the situation is very sad and I would pass on my thoughts and prayers to the family at this time."

"We must also remember the tractor driver. This is just another tragic accident," added Councillor Warrington.

The road was closed for a number of hours following the collision but has since re-opened and Sergeant Melanie Hicks has appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police in Enniskillen on 101 quoting reference number 937 07/09/19.