Friends of Hackney cyclist Dan Cox organise gig in his memory

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 Caf� 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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