Lorry driver faces jail after admitting causing cyclist's death

A man whose lorry collided with a 54-year-old London cyclist has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving

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An uninsured and unlicensed lorry driver is facing a prison sentence after his truck collided with 54-year-old cyclist Alan Neve, who died at the scene.

Barry Meyer, of Walthamstow, drove through a red light near the junction of London's High Holborn and Kingsway before the incident with married father-of-one Mr Neve, who was on his way to work at a Fitzrovia music agency, in July 2013.

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Meyer, who prosecutor Allison Hunter admitted has previous convictions for driving while disqualified, uninsured and without the correct licence, also had part of his windscreen blocked, with a toilet roll, a tub of sugar and a phone holder.

According to the Guardian Series, Meyer initially pleaded not guilty to charges of causing death by careless driving, causing death while driving with no insurance and a licence offence, and was bailed to face trial at Blackfriars Crown Court this week.

On the second day of the trial, however, he changed his plea to guilty, and he will be sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court at a later date.

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