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Ross Lydall and Tristan Kirk

Woman in court accused of hit and run after cyclist death in Hackney

A woman driver has appeared in court in connection with the death of a cyclist in an alleged hit-and-run collision in Hackney.

Tiffany Treanor-Johnson, 25, has been charged with two counts of failing to stop after a collision in Kenworthy Road, Hackney, on September 10 last year.

Harry Webb, a 27-year-old music student, died in hospital two days later after sustaining “terrible” injuries.

He had a maths and philosophy degree from Bristol University, a masters in philosophy from Amsterdam university and had been due to begin the second year of a masters at the London College of Contemporary Music.

Treanor-Johnson, of Bramshaw Road, Hackney, who was driving an Audi A1 car at the time, appeared at Thames magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged with causing injury and failing to stop after colliding with Mr Webb.

Harry Webb was killed cycling in Hackney (Webb family)

She is also charged with failing to stop after crashing into a Red Citroen C3 car in the same road.

The case was adjourned by District Judge Talwinder Kaur Buttar until July 24, to allow Metropolitan Police collision investigators a further three months to continue forensic analysis.

Treanor-Johnson’s defence solicitor Haroon Shah told the court that he had no objection to the adjournment.

He said the two charges faced by his client were “holding charges” which were likely to be replaced at a later hearing by more serious charges, depending on the completion of the police investigation. He said Treanor-Johnson was likely to plead not guilty to all charges.

Amy Gault, prosecuting, requested the three-month adjournment, saying: “There is still an investigation ongoing in relation to a fatal incident.”

Treanor-Johnson, who was smartly dressed in a black jacket and white blouse, spoke only to confirm her name, address and date of birth.

She was granted unconditional bail.

Eight years ago, while working as an apprentice cleaner, she met the then Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to SoS Cleaning Services to mark National Living Wage week. (PA)

Eight years ago, while working as an apprentice cleaner, she met the then Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to SoS Cleaning Services to mark National Living Wage week.

Mr Webb’s parents Pat and Mike, who travelled from Wales with other family members to attend the five-minute hearing, said in a statement last year that their son had a great future ahead of him.

They said: “Harry was a kind, warm, generous and loving person, and had friends all over the world, from all nationalities and faiths. Harry was bright, engaging and loved the challenge of learning new things and travelling to new places. He has had a lifelong love of music, he was a drummer, pianist and composed music.

“Harry had just moved into his new house-share near Kenworthy Road with some musician friends who were working on projects together.”

He had been on his way to London Fields lido for an evening swim when the collision occurred.

Campaigners have repeatedly called for action after previous road collisions and near-misses on Kenworthy Road, a very busy road that links Homerton and the A12.

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