A lorry driver from London has been charged with three offences in relation to the death of a cyclist in Holborn in July last year.
Barry Meyer, aged 52 and from Walthamstow, has been charged with causing the death by careless driving of Alan Neve, aged 54, reports London Evening Standard journalist Ross Lydall on his personal blog.
Meyer is also charged with “causing death by driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence,” meaning that he did not have a valid licence for the class of lorry he was driving at the time, and with causing death while driving with no insurance.
The charges follow a 10-month investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service. Meyer, who was arrested by police at the scene, has been bailed to appear on 5 August at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.
Mr Neve was killed on the morning of Monday 15 July as he rode to the offices in Fitzrovia of PRS for Music, the organisation that protects musicians’ copyright and collect royalties for them. He had worked there for 30 years.
The day after his death, the third cyclist fatality in London in the space of three weeks, around 2,500 people rode through Holborn to call for safer conditions for cyclists in a protest ride organised by the London Cycling Campaign.
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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.