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Lorries may be banned from road on which army cyclist killed

Wiltshire County Council reportedly considering diverting heavy goods traffic from 34-mile stretch of road

Wiltshire County Council is reportedly considering banning lorries from a road where an army officer was killed by an HGV last month when he apparently swerved to avoid a pothole as he cycled home.

The Mirror has reported that Conservative councillor Charles Howard, who represents The Collingbournes and Netheravon, has said that a working group has been set up to consider whether lorries might be diverted from a 34-mile section of the A338.

The stretch of road in question includes the location where 29-year-old Captain Jonathan Allen of the Royal Fusiliers, who had served in Afghanistan, was killed.

According to the newspaper, Councillor Howard claimed that the proposal would be presented to the council “within weeks.”

An inquest into Captain Howard’s death has been adjourned.

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