Lorry driver arrested after cyclist dies in London crash

Scene of the crash in Holborn The male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, police said

A lorry driver has been arrested after a cyclist was killed during a collision in central London.

The crash happened outside Holborn Underground station in High Holborn at about 09:25 BST, the Metropolitan Police said.

The male cyclist, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tipper lorry, a 51-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is in police custody.

High Holborn has been closed from Grays Inn Road to Kingsway while police investigate the crash. Several buses in the area have also been diverted.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact the police.

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