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Lorry driver arrested after cyclist killed in east London

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving.

The cyclist, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Commercial Road, in Stepney, in east London, shortly before 08:30 GMT.

A force spokesman said the lorry driver stopped at the scene and was in custody at an east London police station.

Transport for London said 14 cyclists had been killed on the capital's roads this year.

The London Cycling Campaign said what it called the "large number" of cyclists and pedestrians killed in crashes with lorries had to be addressed.

The spokesman said: "Much more must be done to protect cyclists and pedestrians, which means making sure every lorry on London's streets is driven by someone who's had cyclist-awareness training (preferably on a bike, as well as in a classroom) and all lorries have the best safety equipment such as mirrors, cameras and sensors."

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