Male cyclist killed in Leytonstone hit and run (09/02/13)
Police were called to the collision outside the tube station, Church Lane, on Saturday at 6.30am and London Ambulance Service pronounced the 56-year-old man dead at the scene.
The abandoned car was found close by.
Metropolitan Police attended addresses in Leyton and arrested three men, aged 19, 18 and 16. They were taken to an East London police station and bailed pending further inquiries to dates in early May.
- UPDATE (14/02/13)
The cyclist has been named as Edward Orrey, 56, from Penzance.
A post-mortem examination at Walthamstow Mortuary revealed Mr Orrey died of multiple injuries.
An inquest was opened and adjourned at Walthamstow coroner’s court earlier today.
Detective Sergeant Mark Robson, leading the investigation, said police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or events leading up to it to come forward.
“I am 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.”
A Met spokesman added: “Officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit are investigating and appeal for anyone with information to contact them on 0208 597 4874 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
- UPDATE (15/02/13)
Mr Orrey’s wife spoke to the press saying “George had everything he needed for his bike. He was in a dangerous job and he did everything he could to be safe in that job, it was the same on his bike. If there was any time to get away from it he would have done but it was head on and he stood no chance”.
She added “I am mad, furious. The driver should be made to stand in that mortuary and look at what they have done. Maybe then they will show some remorse, looking at what they have left on the side of the road”.
- UPDATE (22/01/14)
A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of Edward Orrey and drink driving.
Kingsley Gordon-Allen, 20, of Ashville Road in Leytonstone, pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court.
Mr Gordon-Allen was remanded in custody yesterday and will be sentenced on March 7 at Wood Green Crown Court.
News reports are not clear about which offence the driver has been charged with, however, an offence of ‘causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs’ does exist and may possibly have been applied in this case. This offence carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine and a minimum two year driving ban.
There is also no mention of the driver having been charged with failing to stop or report an accident.