Witness sought following fatal collision, E1

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A CCTV image has been released of a cyclist police
wish to trace as a witness following a fatal

Detectives investigating the death of a cyclist in
Whitechapel have released the image of a male cyclist who
they believe could be a key witness to the fatal collision in
Tower Hamlets earlier this year.

Police were called to the original incident at 08:56hrs on
Monday, 6 February, following reports of a collision between
a cyclist and a coach in Whitechapel High Street, near to the
junction with White Church Lane and Whitechapel Road, E1.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene
and found a female cyclist injured. She was taken to an east
London hospital where she later died. She was subsequently
identified as 32-year-old Karla Roman. The driver of the
coach stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

The collision occurred during peak rush hour and there would
have been a number of road users around at the time of the

However, officers from the Met’s Serious Collision
Investigation Unit are now appealing in particular to a male
cyclist shown on CCTV in the vicinity of the coach and Ms
Roman as they both travelled along White Church Lane towards
the junction with Whitechapel High Street. The male cyclist
continued across the junction and into Osborn Street.

Detective Constable Ian Payne said: “We are
specifically appealing to the cyclist seen in the image to
come forward as we believe he could potentially provide vital
information for our ongoing enquiry.”

The man, or anyone else with any information or who witnessed
the collision, is asked to contact Catford Traffic Garage on
020 8285 1574 or police on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

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