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Cyclist dies in Stamford Hill lorry crash

Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill Image copyright Shomrim N.E. London
Image caption Amhurst Park and the southbound lane of Seven Sisters Road were closed after the crash

A cyclist has died in a crash with a lorry in north London.

The crash happened at Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill, Hackney, at about 08:00 GMT.

The 29-year-old woman died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem will be held at Hackney Mortuary on Wednesday.

The lorry driver, who was arrested at the scene, has been bailed pending further inquiries. Detectives are appealing for witnesses.

The Met Police said it was the first cyclist fatality this year in London.

The London Cycling Campaign tweeted: "We're shocked and saddened to hear of a woman killed cycling this AM in North London.

"Our thoughts are with her family."

Leon Daniels, Transport for London's managing director of surface transport, said the organisation was "deeply saddened" and an investigation into the death would be carried out.

He added: "Our sympathies are with family and friends."

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