Flight Lieutenant Barrie John Doherty (Picture: RAF College Cranwell).
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RAF Officer Named As Cyclist Killed In Collision

RAF College Cranwell said their thoughts are with the officer's family.

Flight Lieutenant Barrie John Doherty (Picture: RAF College Cranwell).

Flight Lieutenant Barrie John Doherty was described as being 'well respected and highly regarded' in the military (Picture: RAF College Cranwell).

A cyclist who was killed after a collision in Leadenham, Lincolnshire, has been named as an airman from RAF College Cranwell.

Emergency services were called to the A607 near Troops garage at 17:30 on Monday 7 January where there had been a collision involving a black BMW and a cyclist. 

In a statement on Facebook, RAF College Cranwell confirmed the victim was Flight Lieutenant Barrie John Doherty: "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."

Lincolnshire Police urge anyone who saw the black BMW, the cyclist before the collision or the collision itself, to contact 101 quoting incident 339 of 7th. 

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and has since been released under investigation.