A man has died after being hit by a rubbish truck on a roundabout built specifically to separate cyclists from other traffic.

Officers were called at approximately 5.45pm on July 9 to reports of a crash involving a cyclist and a lorry in Queens Circus, Battersea Park.

The cyclist, a 34-year-old man, was taken to a west London hospital by London Ambulance Service where he sadly died later that evening.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and was was not arrested.

The "cycle-friendly" roundabout was built in 2015 as part of a plan to overhaul large sections of the street network in Nine Elms on the South Bank to prepare the former industrial area for a major population increase.

In 2014, Wandsworth Council transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “This is an innovative design and we expect it will be the first major roundabout in London which separates cyclists from other traffic in this way.

"There will be segregated cycle lanes and the points at which riders cross the road will be controlled by traffic lights to avoid any potential conflict. We hope this will be a blueprint others can follow."

Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to call the SCIU on 0208 543 5157 or contact 101 quoting reference CAD6494/9JUL.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.