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Guilty plea over Brian Dorling London cycle superhighway death

Brian Dorling
Image caption Brian Dorling had been cycling to work at the Olympic park when he was killed

A lorry driver admitted causing death by careless driving after killing a cyclist on London's cycle superhighway.

Brian Dorling, 58, from Hounslow, died in October 2011 after cycling straight over a roundabout in Bow, as lorry driver David Cox, 49, turned left.

At Inner London Crown Court, Cox, of Chalfont St Giles, was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for a year.

He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service and banned from driving for two years.

Mr Dorling's widow, Debbie, said: "Having seen Mr Cox to be honest we feel extremely sorry for him. You can see he's remorseful and see that he's haunted.

"He is a broken man. Putting him in prison is not going to achieve anything."

Det Sgt Helen Lambert from the Metropolitan Police said: "This was a tragic incident involving two different road users and it highlights the vulnerability of cyclists who ride alongside large vehicles."

At the time Transport for London said Mr Dorling was the first person to be killed on the city's cycling superhighway network.

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