Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in east London as police search for cyclist

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died following a collision with a cyclist in east London.

Peter McCombie, 72, died in hospital on Saturday – eight days after the hit-and-run incident on Bow Road, near Thames Magistrates’ Court, in Tower Hamlets.

The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries in the collision at about 5pm on 3 July in which the cyclist failed to stop at the scene.

Police have called on the cyclist to come forward to help with the investigation and “to provide answers” to Mr McCombie’s family.

They have also asked anyone who was in the area at about 5pm that day and who witnessed the collision, or anything before or after, to contact officers.

Detective Inspector Julie Trodden said: “I am particularly keen to speak to any road users who have dash or helmet cam footage of these events; this could prove to be crucial to establishing exactly what happened.”

She said Mr McCombie was in his 70s but was still active and working despite being over the age of retirement.

She added he “would have continued to do so, had it not been for this heartbreaking incident”.

No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses, or those with dash cam footage, should call 02085974874, or 101, referencing CAD 5779/3 July, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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