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Witness appeal as 73-year-old cyclist killed in Kent

Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failure to stop

Kent Police have appealed for witnesses after a 73-year-old cyclist was killed following a collision with a lorry on the A2 in Teynham near Sittingbourne on Saturday morning.

The victim has been named as Barbara Phipps from Lynsted.

The fatal collision happened at 10.15am. The lorry driver, a 58-year-old man from Chelmsford, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop, and has been bailed until 5 July.

Senior investigating officer Sergeant Hannah Brown said: "The HGV and the cyclist were both heading towards Sittingbourne when the collision occurred opposite the Swan pub.

"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but are keen to speak to anyone else who saw the incident and has yet to speak to us, or who saw the cyclist or the HGV prior to the collision."

Anyone who has information is requested to call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference 13-0365 or to email sciu.td [at] kent.pnn.police.uk.

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