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Three held after cyclist killed in east London

Driver left the scene but was stopped nearby

Three men are being held after a cyclist was killed early this morning in Leytonstone, east London.

The cyclist, thought to be in his 30s, was on Gainsborough Road when he was hit and fatally wounded by a car at around 6.30am.

The driver left the scene but was stopped by police soon after. Two other men are also being held in connection with the incident.

A London Ambulance spokesman told the Evening Standard: "Sadly despite extensive treatment he was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor."

The cyclist has not yet been formally identified and his next of kin have not yet been informed.


After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on

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