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Teaching assistant from France dies after collision in Leicester, police seek witnesses

Anaïs Thouvenot, 22, worked at Perryfields High School in Birmingham

Police have named a cyclist who died earlier this month from injuries sustained in a collision in Leicester as French national, Anaïs Thouvenot.

The 22-year-old from the Lorraine region of north east France worked as a foreign language teaching assistant at Perryfields High School in the Sandwell district of Birmingham.

She died at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday 16 November, a week after she was involved in a crash with a black Honda Civic in Leicester.

Leicestershire Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision, which happened at the junction of Regent Road and Upper King Street at around 5.50pm on Sunday 9 November, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1761 Pete Davies on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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