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Ashford NHS worker’s heartfelt tribute after cyclist dies in crash

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Original article from Kent Live

An NHS worker has paid a heartfelt tribute to a cyclist after fatal crash in Ashford.

On Wednesday (June 2) Algert lleshi was found on Beaver Road with a serious head injury.

The 31-year-old from Kilburn, west London died in hospital three days after the incident (June 5).

Investigators believe he suffered the fatal injury while riding an electric pedal bicycle between 9.55pm and 10.05pm.

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Many locals have been paying their respects following the tragedy, with many messages pouring in online in tribute to the cyclist.

One man however, took his condolences even further and made a touching tribute at the scene of the crash.

Alfie Gent, who was on Beaver Road at the time of the crash, says he laid the flowers on behalf of Algert's family.

A tribute from the victim's family

"I laid those flowers on behalf of the victim's family and friends who could not come down to Ashford straight away," he told KentLive.

"It was just a random act that needed to be done for the young man who had lost his life and didn't really have any family living in the UK.

"It was the only way I could also show my respects to him."

The Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust worker saw the incident unfold and said the victim fell and hit his head after his electric bike hit a pothole.

The victim's family were able to travel to the scene of the incident on Wednesday (June 9) and pay their respects.

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following the crash.

A spokesman for the force said: "Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen the man before the collision and a woman who was driving a small white car who stopped at the scene.

"Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 101, quoting reference SL/47/21."

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