Sentencing over cyclist death

A driver has been handed a suspended sentence, after pleading guilty to killing a 58-year-old cyclist at the Bow roundabout in East London.

Prison sentence for driver 'won't achieve anything'

The widow of a cyclist who died when he was knocked over on a busy junction is calling on the driver of the lorry that hit him to join her in campaigning for safer roads for cyclists.

Lorry driver David Cox was given a six-month suspended sentence this week, after admitting causing the death of Brian Dorling by dangerous driving.

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Driver sentenced over cyclist death

Cyclist Brian Dorling, 58, died at the scene of the accident.

A driver has been handed a suspended sentence, after pleading guilty to killing a 58-year-old cyclist at the Bow roundabout in East London.

David Cox, 49, of Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, admitted causing death by careless driving.

He has been sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from driving for two years. He was also ordered to undertake 100 hours of community service.

Cox had been driving a tipper lorry at the Bow Roundabout, when he collided with cyclist Brian Dorling - who was pronounced dead at the scene.