Driver of lorry that knocked down and killed man on may to mosque in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, is arrested

A LORRY driver has been arrested after a man was knocked down and killed on his way to pray at a mosque. Mohammed Yousef, 79, was walking towards Jami Masjid Ghousia, when he was struck down in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, at 12.30pm on Thursday (February 16). The 44-year-old male driver stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail until a date in May. The victim has been named locally as Mohammad Yousef, 79, of Boundary Road, Walthamstow. A spokesman for the mosque said he was a regular and the congregation are “shocked’ at his sudden death”.

A post-mortem is due to take place in the coming days.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage on 020 8597 4874[1].

Alternatively call police on 101.


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