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Do you know this man? Police in east London seek cyclist after bike rider killed in crash involving Tesla

Fatal collision happened in Shoreditch on 14 August, officers believe man they are seeking may have interacted with driver shortly beforehand

Police in east London have appealed for a cyclist whom they wish to trace after a bike rider was killed in a crash involving a Tesla car and a private hire vehicle.

The fatal collision happened at around 1745 hours on the evening of Monday 14 August this year in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch in the London Borough of Hackney.

Detectives who are investigating the incident believe that the cyclist in the picture may have had an interaction with the driver of the Tesla shortly before the crash.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, passed away on Tuesday 19 September, five and a half weeks after the collision.

Police said that his family is being supported by specialist officers.

The Tesla driver, a 44-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and was taken into police custody.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers added that the driver the private hire vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Detective Constable Phil Stokes from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We believe that the cyclist pictured can assist with our investigation and may have vital information.

“If you know him, or if you are him, please do get in touch.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage relating to this incident is asked to call police on 101, or Tweet @MetCC quoting 6021/14Aug.

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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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