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UPDATE WEDNESDAY: Retired doctor killed in A15 crash between bus and bicycle




Dr Charles Lennon (front left) with colleagues and staff at Munro Medical Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Dr Charles Lennon (front left) with colleagues and staff at Munro Medical Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A serious collision between a cyclist and bus near Bourne is believed to have claimed the life of a much-loved Spalding GP.

Dr Charles Lennon (60), who recently retired as senior partner at Munro Medical Centre, Spalding, was thought to have been cycling on or near the A15 in Thurlby when he was involved in an accident with a double decker bus at about 1pm yesterday.

Emergency services attended the scene but the cyclist, thought to have been Dr Lennon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The bus driver, a 43-year old man from the Bourne area, was shocked but not injured.

Dr Lennon, a doctor for 33 years, retired as a GP last Monday (October 31) before his 60th birthday this month.

He had worked at Munro Medical Centre for 28 years, including ten as senior partner.

Anyone who was in the Thurlby area yesterday lunchtime and either saw the collision, the cyclist or a blue and cream double decker bus before the collision, should call 101 or the Lincolnshire Police Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

TUESDAY 10.25PM: Cyclist killed after collision with double decker bus on A15

A 60-year-old cyclist has died after his bike collided with a double decker bus on the A15 at Thurlby near Bourne this afternoon (Tuesday).

Emergency services were called to the A15 between Elsea Park roundabout and Northorpe after the accident at about 1pm.

The cyclist, a man believed to be 60-years-old and from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The driver of the bus, a 43-year-old local man, was shocked but not injured.

The roundabout was closed off to traffic for several hours and diversions were in place.

Police are asking for anyone who was in the Thurlby area this lunchtime and saw the collision or saw either the cyclist or the bus - which was a blue and cream double decker - before the collision to contact them on 101 or the witness hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident 172 of November 8.

• We would welcome your tributes for Dr Lennon. Please email spaldingeditor@jpress.co.uk or comment below.



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