Family 'devastated' as lorry driver cleared over death of cyclist Janina Gehlau

Janina Gehlau pictured with her husband Marcel Credit: PA

The family of a student knocked down and killed by a lorry say justice has not been served after the driver was found not guilty.

Vincent Doyle, 45, from Brent, has been cleared of causing the death of German postgraduate student Janina Gehlau, 26, by careless driving.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour before delivering their verdict at the Old Bailey.

Mrs Gehlau’s husband Marcel shook uncontrollably and wept before being led from court.

Her mother Andrea Tasic said the family is "devastated by the verdict", adding "[we] do not feel that we have got justice for Janina".

Mrs Gehlau was struck at the notorious Ludgate Circus junction in central London on October 17 2014.

Jurors were told the lorry driver should have been aware she was catching up as he waited for 23 seconds at a red light, having overtaken her just 200 metres before the junction.

His wheels clipped hers as he maneuvered his truck to turn left at the junction.

Mrs Gehlau had been in England for just a few weeks as she studied for a masters degree.