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A cyclist died after a collision with a lorry on the westbound A13 in Barking yesterday.

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The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics on Ripple Road, close to the Ship and Shovel pub, shortly after 10.20am.

His next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem examination and inquest will take place in due course.

Police are now investigating the circumstances. Anybody with information should call 0208 597 4874 or speak anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He was taken into custody and bailed pending further investigation.

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