Cyclist dies in hit and run outside Leytonstone Tube station

18:01 10 February 2013

A cyclist died following a collision with a car, which then failed to stop, outside Leytonstone Tube station.

The 56-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident shortly after 6.36am yesterday in Gainsborough Road.

Next of kin have been informed and police are awaiting formal identification.

The driver of the car, a silver Peugeot 206, failed to stop at the scene but police found the vehicle abandoned a short while later in nearby Bushwood.

Following enquiries officers attended address in Leyton and arrested three males, aged 19, 18 and 16. They were taken to an east London police station and bailed pending further inquiries to dates in early May.

Detective Sergeant Mark Robson, leading the investigation, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the collision or the events leading up to the collision to come forward.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who saw a silver Peugeot 206 being driven between Gainsborough Road and Bushwood shortly after the collision.

“The vehicle would have sustained noticeable damage to the front following the collision. We believe the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot over Wanstead Flats after abandoning the car.

“If you saw anything, please contact my team.”

Anyone with information call police on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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