Arrests follow fatality on Monday evening, police seek witnesses

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.

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.


Paul J [948 posts] 5 years ago

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

Simon_MacMichael [2507 posts] 5 years ago

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.


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.

lokikontroll [51 posts] 5 years ago

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.