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Man held for cyclist’s death gets bail

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London's Metropolitan Police say a man arrested in relation to the death of a cyclist near the Olympic Park in east London has been released on bail.

Rescuers and policemen stand at the site of an accident outside the Olympic Park in London, after a man was killed as his bicycle was involved in a collision with an Olympics shuttle bus. Credit: AFP

A double-decker bus carrying journalists at the London Olympics hit and killed the 28-year-old bicyclist on Wednesday night near the boundary of Olympic Park, the complex surrounding Olympic Stadium.

Metropolitan Police said early on Thursday that a man in his mid-60s who had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed to a date in late August.

The accident happened near facilities for Paralympic athletes and the Olympic Velodrome.

The police force has launched an investigation into what caused the collision. - Sapa-AP

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