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Cyclist killed in Erith lorry crash named as police relaunch witness appeal

PUBLISHED: 08:21 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 15 October 2018

Brian Barnett died after being hit by a lorry whilst cycling on October 8. Photo: Met Police

Brian Barnett died after being hit by a lorry whilst cycling on October 8. Photo: Met Police

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A cyclist who died after being hit by a lorry in Erith has been formally identified, as police officers appeal for witnesses to the tragic incident to come forward.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 04.35am on Monday, October 8 to reports of an injured man in Bronze Age Way.

Officers attended and found a 60-year-old cyclist, Brian Barnett of Duxford House, had been hit by a lorry, which did not stop at the scene.

Despite the efforts of LAS medics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 05.27am.

His next of kin are aware.

An image of Mr Barnett has been provided by his family.

The lorry was found at 06.10am in London Road, Swanley.

The driver was arrested and later released under investigation.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information is asked to contact the SCIU by dialling 101 and quoting reference 844/8OCT


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