May 21 2013 Latest news:
Jasmine Coleman, Reporter
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friends of the Hackney cyclist who died after going under the wheels of a lorry at Dalston Junction have organised a gig in his memory.
Five piece band The Grubby Mitts and musician Johnny Parry will dedicate their performance at Café Oto in Ashwin Street this month to Dan Cox.
The 28-year-old, of Lower Clapton Road, was seriously injured in a crash with a large Mercedes goods truck shortly before 4.45pm on February 2.
The aspiring art curator was taken to the Royal London Hospital in a critical condition but died two days later.
Organisers of the concert on April 21, said: “Originally arranged as the launch party for the single, To a Friend’s House, the Grubby Mitts have, after the recent tragic death of Dan Cox on the crossroads of Dalston Junction, changed the emphasis of the evening to a celebration for their close friend.”
Proceeds from the night will go to the London Cycling Campaign. Tickets are £6 in advance.
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