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Killed cyclist Anita Szucs's widower calls for more caution on roads

Anita Szucs
Image caption Anita Szucs was killed in an apparent hit-and-run

The widower of a young female cyclist has called for drivers and cyclists to be more aware of each other.

Anita Szucs, 30, was one of three cyclists killed in London last week.

She died after an apparent hit-and-run on Bounces Road, Enfield, last Monday at 01:45 GMT. She was cycling home from working a late shift at a warehouse in Edmonton.

The couple, who were originally from Hungary, were due to celebrate their first wedding anniversary next week.

Her husband Tamás Mező described her as an "amazing person", adding: "She was always cheerful, happy, and there was no one who wouldn't be affected by her personality."

Image caption The couple were due to celebrate their first wedding anniversary next week

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her funeral has so far accumulated more than £7,000.

Mr Mező said he wanted to take her ashes to Japan, where they spent their honeymoon, as that way "they could both go back together".

Image caption Ms Szucs was hit on a street in Enfield

Mr Mező said: "I don't want this to remain just a story, a one-off. I'm not talking about my story or Anita's story, this remains with us.

"But we need to keep this danger in the top of everyone's mind because this is a very busy city and we need to pay attention to each other."

Two men aged 19 and 22 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Architect Karla Roman, 32, was killed hours after Ms Szucs died. She was hit by a coach on Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets.

Ben Wales, 32, died on Friday after he was hit by a tipper truck in North Woolwich Road, Silvertown.

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the mayor to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians on the capital's roads.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is "determined to make walking and cycling safer and easier for all Londoners" a spokesman said.

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