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Police appeal after Penzance cyclist killed in London hit and run

By CMToby  |  Posted: February 13, 2013

Edward Orrey, 56, from Penzance, was killed following a hit and run in London

Edward Orrey, 56, from Penzance, was killed following a hit and run in London

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A Penzance cyclist has been killed following a hit and run collision in London.

Edward Orrey, 56, was struck by a car outside Leytonstone tube station on Saturday February 9.

Police were called to the incident on Gainsborough Road in East London shortly after 6.30am at which Mr Orrey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of a silver Peugeot 206 failed to stop at the scene but an abandoned vehicle was later found in nearby Bushwood.

Three men aged 19, 18  and 16 were subsequently arrested and bailed until early May pending further inquiries.

A post-mortem examination at Walthamstow Mortuary revealed Mr Orrey died of multiple injuries.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at Walthamstow coroner's court earlier today.

Detective Sergeant Mark Robson, leading the investigation, said police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or events leading up to it to come forward.

"I am keen to speak to anyone who saw a silver Peugeot 206 being driven between Gainsborough Road and Bushwood shortly after the collision.

"The vehicle would have sustained noticeable damage to the front following the collision. We believe the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot over Wanstead Flats after abandoning the car."

A Met spokesman added: "Officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit are investigating and appeal for anyone with information to contact them on 0208 597 4874 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Next of kin have been informed.

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  • CMToby  |  February 18 2013, 3:17PM

    Hi Frankie1979, thanks for the post. We'd like to do something on it in The Cornishman as well and I would love to talk it through with you. Could you email me at tmeyjes@c-dm.co.uk or phone 01736335513?

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  • Frankie1979  |  February 14 2013, 9:57AM

    Thank you for this message. I am his daughter and he was such a loving hard working man - he would do anything for anyone. His work is what took him to this area and now we will never see him again. He is such a loved and respected man we will miss him greatly. The worst thing in this is that they just left him-I don't understand how any human being can do that. And for this drivers excellent compassion his maximum sentance can only be 7 years which will not be served because he used his car to kill my had instead of his fist or weapon. The justice system in the country disgusts me. We will always love you dad and will think of you every minute of every day. You were our rock and we are lost without you.

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  • josdave  |  February 13 2013, 7:03PM

    How can anyone be so inhuman as not to stop after knocking a man off a bike? I don't care what reasons they gave it should be treated as murder not that lame "causing death by dangerous driving". Why does causing a death by a vehicle always carry a lesser sentence than if it was done by any other means?

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