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A cyclist has been killed in a crash with what police are describing as an “Olympic bus” on the border of the Olympic Park in Hackney, eastern London.

The man, believed to be aged 30, was injured just before 19:45 BST at the junction of Ruckholt Road and East Cross Road, Hackney.

Police and an air ambulance attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene about half an hour later.

The crash involved a media bus.

Olympic bus crash kills cyclist in Hackney

Olympic bus crash kills cyclist in Hackney

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

The crash happened close to the Olympic hockey centre, velodrome and Paralympic tennis arena.

The victim has not yet been identified, but an International Olympic Committee official said the dead man was not an athlete.

Following the collision no buses were allowed to arrive or depart from the Media Transport Mall’s multi-story car park.

The Olympic Park internal shuttle remains operational.

The incident is being investigated by the Met’s Traffic Investigation Unit.

LOCOG has said it will provide updates as they become available.



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[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]London riots spread last nights, with looting and violence escalating across Hackney, Ealing, Croydon, Clapham and Notting Hill and erupting in cities outside London, such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham.


The London riots began in Tottenham on Saturday night following the deadly shooting by police of Mark Duggan, 29. Sunday night street violence spread to Brixton and to the following areas:

London riots mapping.

England riots mapping.


Hackney, East London

Rioting reigned for more than 3 hours on the Pembury Estate in Hackney as 300 masked people burned cars, looted shops and threw petrol bombs at riot police.

Burning debris – including motorbikes, bins and sticks – was piled around the estate.

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A police officer in a solitary parked car was attacked shortly before 9 p.m., local time. His car windscreen was smashed with bricks and the car was pelted with sticks and bottles as a man shouted: “kill the police”.

Today a clean-up is being arranged in the borough.

England riots map.

England riots map.


[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Croydon, South London

Residents were forced to jump from burning buildings as masked gangs set fire to shops, businesses, cars and homes. Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles.

Woman jumping from a burning building in Surrey Street

Woman jumping from a burning building in Surrey Street

Family business Reeves, a furniture shop that has stood in the area for more than 100 years, was burned down.

Store’s owner, Trevor Reeves said:


“It’s just completely destroyed. Words fail me. It’s just gone, it’s five generations. My father is distraught. It’s just mindless thuggery.”


A woman was filmed jumping from a burning building which had been set on fire by rioters.

A 26-year-old man was injured in a non-fatal shooting.


Clapham, south London

A groups of 1,000 rioters – many of them wearing masks – raided a Debenhams store and a number shops in Lavender Hill. A jewellery shop was also looted.

Clapham police officers cluster near a burned out shop

Clapham police officers cluster near a burned out shop

Residents were told to stay indoors and the youths ran riot.

“We don’t want people getting hurt by their bombs and missiles,” an officer said.


Peckham, South-East London

500 rioters vandalized shops, lit fires and attacked police on Peckham High Street. A fire was started in a Greggs’ bakery.

Looters jump out from smashed up store in Peckham

Looters jump out from smashed up store in Peckham

A nearby bus was also set on fire and bins and an abandoned vehicle were set ablaze in Lewisham.


Ealing, West London

Gangs of rioters gathered opposite Ealing Broadway Tube, throwing bricks at local shops, starting fires in the street and setting cars ablaze.

Car fire extingushed on a street in Ealing

Car fire extingushed on a street in Ealing


Bethnal Green, East London

A Tesco’s garage was looted and 2 officers were injured.

A shop on Roman Road was also broken into and robbed. Police said there had also been looting in Newham.


Fulham, West London

Rioters looted electrical store Curry’s.


Hammersmith, West London

Stores looted. Shopkeepers in Shepherd’s Bush barricaded their businesses to try to keep out troublemakers.


Woolwich, South London

PC World was looted and rioters made off with large flat screen TVs and other electronic goods.


Firefighters extinguishing the flames of a torched store in Woolwich

Firefighters extinguishing the flames of a torched store in Woolwich


Camden and Chalk Farm, North London

Gangs of youths roamed, buildings were vandalized.


Enfield, North London

40 firefighters were called to fight a huge blaze at a Sony warehouse in Solar Way.

Gangs looting a convenience store

Gangs looting a convenience store