Anger as passers-by turn bike memorial at scene where leading architectural expert was killed by lorry into rubbish bin

Passers-by have turned a bike memorial at the scene of an accident where one of Britain’s leading architectural experts was killed into a rubbish bin.

Francis Golding suffered severe brain injuries when he was hit by a left-turning coach at a notorious junction in Holborn in November 2013.

The notorious junction also claimed the life of three cyclists in 2015.

A bicycle was left chained to a post in tribute at the junction of Vernon Place and Southampton Row.

But a photo posted on social media by Alhouseein Fadiga shows the basket of the memorial bike at the scene piled high with litter.

Mr Fadiga blamed the issue on tourists who are unaware of why the bike has been left there, with the British Museum and other attractions close by.

He wrote in a tweet that passers-by must think it is “an abandoned bicycle”.

Dangerous: the junction in the aftermath of the incident which killed Francis Golding (Picture: Nigel Howard)

Mr Fadiga told the Standard: “It’s simply because of the lack of sufficient bins in the streets of London.

“We understand it’s for security reasons, but this is a tourist area with the British museum just few steps away.

“They don’t know why this old bike is there for and even regular Londoners don’t know.”

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