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Appeal following fatal hit and run in Erith

PUBLISHED: 09:51 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:52 08 October 2018

Officers in Bexley are at the scene of a fatal collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Picture: Met Police

Officers in Bexley are at the scene of a fatal collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Picture: Met Police

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Officers in Bexley are at the scene of a fatal collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 4.35am this morning, (Monday October 8) to reports of an injured male at Bronze Age Way, Erith.

Officers attended the scene, where a 60-year-old male cyclist had been in collision with a vehicle.

The vehicle did not stop at the scene.

Despite the efforts of LAS medics, the injured man was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.27am.

Enquiries are underway to trace next of kin.

Local officers and the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation unit [SCIU] are on scene.

Cordons and road closures are in place.

Bronze Age Way is closed in both directions and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

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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