Cyclist kills pedestrian in his 70s in East London before riding off

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AN OAP has died after being struck down by a hit-and-run cyclist in East London.

Cops say the cyclist failed to stop after he struck 72-year-old Peter McCombie on Bow Road in Tower Hamlets two weeks ago, leaving him with fatal head injuries.

Mr McCombie was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries, the London Ambulance Service said, but sadly couldn’t be saved.

Detective Inspector Julie Trodden, appealing directly to the cyclist, said: “Please come forward to assist this investigation but, more importantly, to provide answers to the victim’s family who are grieving the tragic loss of a loved one.

“Although Peter was in his 70s, he was still active and continued to work beyond the retirement age, and would have continued to do so, had it not been for this heart-breaking incident.”

Inspector Trodden added she was “particularly keen to speak to any road users who have dash or helmet cam footage of these events”.

She said: “This could prove to be crucial to establishing exactly what happened.”

Police are also hoping to speak to anyone in the area at around 5pm on Friday, 3 July and who witnessed this collision or immeditaely after, or before the fatal collision.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage can call 0208 597 4874, or 101 referencing CAD 5779/3 July.

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