HGV review after run of cycle deaths

A review of the design and operation of heavy goods vehicles used by the construction industry was announced by London's Mayor after meeting the family of a cyclist killed in a collision with a lorry.

Boris Johnson said the independent review will address the growing threat to cyclists posed by vehicles including skip lorries and cement mixers.

Brian Dorling, 58, was killed at the notorious Bow Roundabout in east London last month. Seven of the eight latest cycling deaths involved vehicles operated by the construction industry.