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Cyclist killed in Vauxhall junction lorry collision named

Police at the scene of the collision
Image caption The man was the sixth cyclist to die in London this year

A cyclist who was killed in a collision with a lorry in central London has been named by police.

Tafsir Butt, 52, from Battersea, died on Parry Street, Vauxhall, at about 07:00 BST on 2 June.

Transport for London (TfL) said he was the sixth cyclist to die in the capital this year. A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Wednesday.

The junction is due to be redesigned in an attempt to improve safety for cyclists.

The Met Police said an investigation had been launched by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

Andrew Gilligan, the London mayor's cycling commissioner, told BBC London 94.9 that the junction at Vauxhall "is genuinely dangerous, and is unavoidable for thousands and thousands of cyclists".

He added it was "the one I hate the most".

The junction is due to be converted to two-way traffic and include a 0.9-mile (1.4km) two-way segregated cycle track running from the Oval through Vauxhall and over Vauxhall Bridge to Pimlico.

Work on the junction should start in the autumn, subject to the outcome of a public consultation, TfL said.

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