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Donations flood in after cyclist is killed during charity race

Donations continue to flood in for Christian Smith who was taking part in a 24-hour charity bike ride when he was killed on Saturday morning. A woman was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been released on bail.

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Over £66,000 pledged in Christian's memory

More than £66,000 has been donated in memory of Christian Smith Credit: Kent Police

Friends and family of a Kent cyclist who was killed on a charity bike ride, have thanked donors who have given money, smashing his fund-raising target.

More than £66,000 has been given to Christian Smith's JustGiving webpage since he was killed in the crash.

He had originally aimed to raise £1000 for the mental health charity Mind.

Relatives and friends have said the donations are a "great comfort" at a"sad and difficult" time.

Mr Smith died when he was in a crash with a car on Saturday morning, during his 248 mile charity bike ride.

A 19-year-old man was held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and an 18-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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