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West Wickham man suffers fatal stroke after bike collision in Regent Street

PUBLISHED: 15:15 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 14 August 2013

Police would like to speak to this cyclist after the fatal collision in Regent Street last month.

Police would like to speak to this cyclist after the fatal collision in Regent Street last month.

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A West Wickham man has died after a collision with a cyclist led to a fatal stroke.

David Purkis, 58, died late last month following the incident on the southbound carriageway of Regent Street, in central London, at the junction of New Burlington Street.

Initially both he and the cyclist appeared uninjured and carried on their separate journeys after briefly speaking with each other on Thuesday, July 25 at around 5.40pm.

However, father-of-two Mr Purkis suffered a stroke two days later that proved fatal.

A post-mortem took place on Friday, and police are awaiting the results of further tests.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses, as well as the cyclist, to contact theme as soon as possible. CCTV images have been released of the cyclist moments after the collision.

Det Con Matt Hopgood, of Catford Traffic Garage, said: “I would appeal to the cyclist and any witnesses to the collision to contact police.

“Any witness could hold vital information into what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact the Road Death Investigation Unit in Catford on 0208 285 1574.


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