Crime & the Law

Lorry driver jailed following the death of a cyclist in Holborn

Lorry Driver jailed for careless driving

Barry Meyer jailed for careless driving which caused the death of cyclist in Holborn. Image: Met Police

A lorry driver has been jailed for three and a half years following the death of a cyclist in Holborn 2 years ago.

Barry Eric Meyer aged 53 was sentenced today at Blackfriars Crown Court having pleaded guilty earlier in April to causing death by careless driving.

He was also disqualified from driving for ten years.

Police were called at around half 9 in the morning, on 15th of July 2013, to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a lorry in Holborn.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended.

Alan Neve aged 54, from Poplar, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tipper lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by carless driving and taken into custody at a north London police station.

Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said:

I would like to express my gratitude to the family of Alan Neve. They have carried themselves with the utmost dignity throughout this process which has lasted almost two years. It has been an extremely difficult time for them but their desire to assist us and support this investigation is testament to their strength.

Statement from the family of Alan Neve:

Alan was a kind, loving, optimistic, law-abiding man who had many years of life ahead of him. It was his great misfortune to travel the same route as Mr Meyer on Monday 15th July 2013. Many people have been deeply affected by Alan’s death. We are relieved that there has finally been an end to this process and that there is some sense of justice for Alan. Alan will never ever be forgotten.

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