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Cyclist who died following Leadenham accident was RAF officer

By Grantham Reporter

The RAF has named the man who died following a road accident in Leadenham on Monday evening.

RAF Cranwell has announced on its Facebook page that Fl Lt Barrie John Doherty died as a result of the accident. Police say a cyclist, aged 43, died after being in collision with a BMW car near Troops garage on the A607 at about 5.30pm.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation in connection with the incident.

Fl Lt Barrie John Doherty (6433024)
Fl Lt Barrie John Doherty (6433024)

A post on RAF Cranwell Facebook page says: "It is with great sadness that RAF College Cranwell confirms the death of Flight Lieutenant Barrie John Doherty who was involved in a Road Traffic Accident on the evening of the 7th January 2019. Flight Lieutenant Doherty, a father of two, was well respected and highly regarded throughout his military career.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: "We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area before or about 5.30pm last evening and saw either the black BMW or the cyclist before the collision or saw the collision itself to contact 101, quoting incident 339 of the 7th."


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