Motorcyclist killed in Hyde Park black cab crash

Corner of Bayswater Road and Hyde Park Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The motorcyclist was involved in the crash near Hyde Park just after midnight on Sunday

A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a black cab in central London.

The 25-year-old man was fatally injured at the junction of Hyde Park Street and Bayswater Road just before 00.15 GMT on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

A passenger in the taxi, a man aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with a leg injury.

In a statement the Met said the driver of the black cab stopped at the scene, assisting police with their inquiries but there were no arrests.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed by police who have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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