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UPDATE: Man released under invesigation after RTC in Kingsland High Street

News   •   Aug 30, 2018 17:07 BST

A man has been arrested by detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command after a woman was left with critical injuries following a collision with a cyclist.

The man, aged 30, contacted police and was arrested at around 23:00 hours on Wednesday, 29 August at an address in Islington on suspicion of causing bodily harm - under Section 35 of the Offence Against Person Act, failing to stop and failing to report a collision

He was taken into police custody and subsequently released under investigation.

On Tuesday, 28 August at approximately 17:07hrs police were called to reports of a pedestrian and cyclist in collision on Kingsland High Street, E8.

The pedestrian, a 56-year-old woman, collided with the cyclist who was riding an electric-assisted pedal cycle, as she attempted to cross the road.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

The woman was taken to hospital where she remains with life-threatening injuries.

Her next-of-kin have been made aware.

The male cyclist initially stopped due to coming off his bike, however, he made off a few moments later.

The bike was later abandoned on Approach Close, N16 and it has been recovered by police. The bike is a ‘Specialized’ electric-assisted pedal cycle (mountain bike style).

Officers are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Please contact the SCIU at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 August.