Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Commercial Way. Pic: John Keogh

Commercial Way. Pic: John Keogh

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets.

Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed between Commercial Street and Cavell Street when cycling home from work.

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him at the scene, but Ahmed succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital.

Family, friends and former pupils have described Ahmed as “a true gentleman”, “a family man” and as fun and inspirational.

Ahmed was an avid cycler who was frequently seen on his bike, sometimes with his daughter.

According to the Evening Standard, he is the eleventh cyclist to fall victim to fatal road accidents this year.

A police spokesperson said: “A car that was suspected of being involved in the collision has been located but officers would still like to hear from any witnesses to the incident.”

The suspect has been interviewed and bailed until mid-January.

Any information regarding the incident should be directed to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Health on 0208 597 4874.

To contact Crimestoppers anonymously, call 0800 555 111.

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