Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton

Kim Briggs died days after the collision in Old Street. Picture: Met Police

Kim Briggs died days after the collision in Old Street. Picture: Met Police - Credit: PA

The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.

Kim Briggs died days after the collision in Old Street. Picture: Met Police

Kim Briggs died days after the collision in Old Street. Picture: Met Police - Credit: PA

Charlie Alliston, 20, allegedly knocked down Kim Briggs outside The Reliance pub on February 12, 2016, during her lunch break. She died from a head injury six days later.

Alliston, of Trothy Road, Bermondsey, south London, denied a charged under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act of causing bodily harm to Mrs Griggs “by wanton or furious driving”. He has since been charged with manslaughter.

Tragedy: The scene of the crash in Old Street, pictured in a file image (Picture: Google StreetView)

Tragedy: The scene of the crash in Old Street, pictured in a file image (Picture: Google StreetView) - Credit: Archant

Husband Matthew Briggs has previously described his wife as a “wonderful and much loved woman”. The couple lived in Lewisham.

He said: “My priority has always been to concentrate on supporting my children through this unbelievable heartbreak.”

Kim Briggs died following the collision. Picture: Met Police/PA Wire

Kim Briggs died following the collision. Picture: Met Police/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The trial is being heard before Judge Wendy Joseph QC at the Old Bailey.

Report by Press Association

Charlie Alliston arrives at the Old Bailey. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Charlie Alliston arrives at the Old Bailey. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire - Credit: PA