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Cyclist arrested following death of pedestrian in London

Police seek witnesses to fatal collision in Camden as they try to reconstruct events

A 27-year-old cyclist from London has been arrested following the death of a pedestrian in Camden during February on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by recklessness and negligence.

The victim, 56-year-old Marian Anderson from Denmark, was on her way to visit Camden Town’s markets on the morning of Sunday 21 February 2009 when the fatal collision took place at the junction of Eversholt Street and Lidlington Place.

Ms Anderson subsequently was taken to University College Hospital and was subsequently transferred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Bloomsbury where she died on March 1 as a result of her head injuries.

Full details of the circumstances have not yet been made public, and police have bailed the cyclist, who stopped at the scene of the accident, until 20 May, during which time they will endeavour to piece together what happened.

Investigating Officer Steve Cannings, from Alperton Collision Investigation Unit, told the Camden Gazette: "We have been able to look at the layout of the junction and the traffic lights and felt it was appropriate to talk to the rider of the bike.” He added: We are now looking to complete an accident reconstruction report taking into account what has been said by those involved and any witnesses."

Although the cyclist was arrested last month, police are still keen to trace anyone who witnessed the incident or who has additional information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton Traffic Garage on 020 8998 5319.

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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