Residents, councillors and the local MP have all come out to complain about the safety of the “crossing of death” in Charlton after a cyclist died at the roundabout.

A man in his 30s died earlier today (May 18) at around 8.30am after a crash with a lorry in Woolwich Road, just under the A102.

The junction - dubbed by locals as the 'Crossing of Death' - is near to Millennium Retail Park and where the new Ikea is set to open.

Paul Ready cycles through that area frequently and told News Shopper his fears for his life if he goes that way, taking videos of his experience.

He said: “Most of the time it is a terrifying experience and in the last 15 years has only got worse.

“After being hit by a car I frequently cycle an extra three miles around the dome to avoid the feeling that one day I will die there.”

Matthew Pennycook, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, tweeted about the accident and asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan to help with the problem.

He said: “My condolences to the family and friends of the cyclist killed this morning in a collision at the Woolwich Road roundabout.

“This junction should never have been removed from the two improvement programmes that had been promised. Please look again at what can be done @SadiqKhan”

Councillor Stephen Brain told News Shopper the junction was under TfL control and his and Councillor Aidan Smith’s attempts to get the transport authority to do something about it had fallen on deaf ears.

He said: “I live literally two streets away from where that person was killed. It was a very upsetting sight.

“We have been after changing that roundabout for some while. We have been pushing this junction for ages and ages and they don’t respond. That’s all I can say about it, it’s really frustrating.”

Nigel Hardy, head of programme sponsorship for surface transport at TfL, said: "Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the man who sadly died after a collision with a HGV this morning while cycling in Greenwich.

"We will assist the police as they investigate the circumstances and we will work closely with Greenwich council on our plans for a new cycle route between Greenwich and Woolwich.”