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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 [at]

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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