Lorry driver released without charge after death of cyclist Brian Florey in Barking

TRAGEDY: Cyclist Brian Florey who was killed while cycling on Ripple Road, Barking

TRAGEDY: Cyclist Brian Florey who was killed while cycling on Ripple Road, Barking - Credit: Archant

No charges have been brought against a lorry driver involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist in Barking following a review of CCTV footage.

TRIBUTES: Family and friends leave messages of tribute at the scene of the accident

TRIBUTES: Family and friends leave messages of tribute at the scene of the accident - Credit: Archant

Father-of-two Brian Florey died after colliding with a lorry while cycling along Ripple Road (the A13 westbound) in November last year. He was training for a charity fundraiser at the time.

The driver was first arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was later released without charge once enquiries were complete at the end of December.

A police spokesperson said: “The investigation into this incident is now complete. After viewing the CCTV from the lorry and the street view CCTV the lorry driver was found not to be a fault.

“No charges have been brought and no further action will be taken against the driver.”


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Mr Florey, 35, of Canning Town, worked as a mobile repair mechanic for company Babcock and would be called out to fix faults with fire engines at stations across east London including in Barking and Dagenham.

More than 300 uniformed firefighters formed a guard of honour at his funeral on December 3 at the East London Cemetery in Plaistow. He is survived by partner Julie and daughters Holli and Lauren.

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