Anger as Saudi diplomat set to escape prosecution after German cyclist killed in car-dooring incident

Diplomatic immunity means Saudi man probably won't be prosecuted

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Cyclists in Berlin have reacted with anger after a rider was killed by a Saudi driver who looks unlikely to be prosecuted after claiming diplomatic immunity.

The cyclist, who has been named only as Michael E, was knocked off his bike on Thursday after the driver of a parked Porsche had opened his door into his path. The 55-year-old cyclist was rushed to hospital after the collision but later died of his injuries.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.