A cyclist who was killed after being hit by a dust cart in Richmond has been named as Henry Lang.

The 40-year-old IT specialist died yesterday, July 22, a day after being hit by a dust cart in Kew Foot Road at the junction with St John’s Grove by the A316 in Richmond.

Mr Lang suffered major head injuries and was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital but doctors could not save him.

The business analyst, from Twickenham, was working at Photobox at the time of his death and previously worked for the Metropolitan Police as a business analyst.

Mr Lang is the second cyclist to be killed this week after a 25-year-old man was hit by a car in Merton.

Detective Sergeant John Hartfree, of the serious collision investigation unit based at Merton, said: “The road would have been very busy at the time of the collision and I believe that a number of people would have seen the incident.

“I would urge anyone with information to contact us on the witness appeal number 020 8543 5157.”

The driver of the dust cart stopped at the scene but was not arrested.

The investigation continues.