The circle of relatives of a lady killed biking in London say they have got recognized the female they accused of pretending to be the victim’s relative for you to oppose new covered cycle lanes in London. Eilidh Cairns, a 30-yr-antique TV manufacturer from Alnwick in Northumberland, was killed with a tipper truck in Notting Hill within the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2009. On Monday, Eilidh’s mom, Heather Cairns, wrote to the council chief to ask her to find the girl who became “masquerading as the aunt of Eilidh Cairns” at a public meeting approximately an arguably new cycling scheme on thirteen June.
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After the Guardian published extracts of the letter, the family managed to track down the girl. She is a non-blood, a remote relative they insist they have got never met and whom Eilidh would no longer have recognized either. They had been at the start advised the female had claimed to be Eilidh’s aunt; however, after being attentive to a patchy recording of the assembly, it seems like she virtually claimed to be a “relative”. Kate Cairns, Eilidh’s sister, a road protection campaigner, and an advisor on managing road protection hazards, said the lady mispronounced Eilidh’s name. She transcribed the recording and says the girl stated: “It’s hard for me not to be emotional due to the fact Elodie [sic] Cairns become a relation of mine, and I absolutely disagree with this scheme …
“It’s going to be dangerous, and I’m sure Elodie [sic] could be very dissatisfied with the very concept of any such stupid idea coming ahead.” At that meeting, Kensington and Chelsea’s council stated it’d be opposing the scheme, introducing pedestrian crossings and installing covered motorcycle routes alongside several inner London’s greater dangerous roads, including Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush. It became being deliberate through the workplace of the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL). Still, the neighborhood authority had a powerful veto because it might run on council roads. Kate Cairns said the girl in question used her sister’s call “to offer credence and authenticity to her personal perspectives,” which she insisted were “opposite and conflicting to the ones of all Eilidh’s own family and all of her near buddies.”
She stated: “[The woman’s] own non-public perspectives are robust and scathing in opposition to a scheme which might have stored Eilidh’s life. [She] has been opportunistic and exploitative in claiming to be a ‘relative’ to deceive and manage the ones present by implying closeness and connection with the own family, but a) she does not even realize the way to pronounce Eilidh’s name b) she has never met Eilidh, nor me c) she isn’t always regarded to my mom, Eilidh or me and d) she is not in contact with Eilidh’s near own family and indeed did now not inform us about the assembly, nor that she changed into making plans to wait.”
She brought: “One would expect someone so upset and living so near when the circle of relatives is to date to perhaps have laid flowers on Eilidh’s birthday and death day. We have by no means heard from her, ever, regardless of public celebrations, own family meetings, and memorial motorcycle rides at the spot of Eilidh’s crash.”