Thames Valley Police arrest three in connection with death of cyclist near Aylesbury

Arrests follow fatality on Monday evening, police seek witnesses

by Simon_MacMichael   April 18, 2012  

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Thames Valley Police have announced that they have made three arrests in connection with the death of a cyclist in Aylesbury at around midnight on Monday evening. The 48-year-old victim, who has not been named, died after being struck by a car on the B4009 Nash Lee Road in Terrick.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, while the third has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing police. No further details of the incident have been released so far.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact PC Naomi Hames from the Road Death Investigation Team at Aylesbury on the non-emergency number 101, or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Two people arrested? If it was just one vehicle involved, then was it a provisional driver + their accompanying fully licensed driver?

posted by Paul J [562 posts]
18th April 2012 - 12:12

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Not necessarily. In joy riding cases, for example, all occupants of a car can be charged with the same offence as the driver since they are engaged in a common crime.

Similarly, the five men convicted in 2010 of manslaughter following the death of a cyclist in South East London; only two of those were driving.

http://road.cc/content/news/18836-five-guilty-manslaughter-over-london-c...

We don't know what the circumstances of this case are at the moment - but joyriding, or two drivers racing each other are certainly other possible reasons why more than one person was charged.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7944 posts]
18th April 2012 - 12:38

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i dont know why the police bother arresting any driver in the UK who kills a cyclist.

Just give the driver a fine and be done with it. That's all they ultimately ever get anyway.

posted by lokikontroll [51 posts]
18th April 2012 - 12:57

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