A cyclist who died after being hit by a lorry in Erith has been named.

Brian Barnett, 60, of Duxford House, was killed on Bronze Age Way in Erith in the early hours of October 8.

The driver of the lorry was later arrested and released under investigation after allegedly failing to stop at the scene.

MP for Erith and Thamesmead Teresa Pearce tweeted how "so deeply sad" the news was.

She said: "It’s hard to take in. He had not had that bike long and was recently tweeting about cycle safety. Am so very, very sad."

She added that she had only seen Mr Barnett last week and he had recently been tweeting about cycle safety.

Mr Barnett had posted: "A cycle helmet will only offer protection if falling off bike, hitting the ground. Not going under a lorry, or being hit by a vehicle. A new approach is needed for cycling, with segregated cycle lanes."

Police were called to Bronze Age Way at 4.45am before later finding the lorry at 6.10am in London Road in Swanley.

Mr Barnett was pronounced dead less than an hour after the emergency services were called.

The Met has asked any witnesses or anyone with information to contact the SCIU by calling 101 and quoting 844/8OCT.