Friday, September 28, 2012

Ghost bike for TJ

Last week, six months after his death, a 'ghost bike' was placed next to the pedestrian crossing on Deptford Church where Olatunji Johnson Adeyanju was knocked from his bicycle while crossing the road. This coincided with the announcement that the hit-and-run driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. The accused man will stand trial at Woolwich Crown Court on October 2nd.

Along with the appearance of the ghost bike, some of TJ's friends came to stand vigil, and another tribute to TJ was added to those already left in the comments section of the Crosswhatfields' post written the day after TJ was killed on 23rd March.

Also this week, The Times named TJ as one of 88 cyclists killed on Britain's roads so far this year.

Update 3/10/2012: Marmoset failed to get any information from the court over the phone so went down to Belmarsh today.  The accused, Barry Normah, appeared on 2 October for what was a preliminary hearing.  2 dates were decided: 21 December 2012 for a Police and Case Management Hearing and trial proper on 11 March 2013,  both at Belmarsh. 

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