THE VICTIM of a fatal collision at Heathrow Airport has been named.

Police were called at 6.06am on Wednesday, February 14, following a vehicle collision on the Heathrow Airport taxiway, near Terminal 5. A plane was cleared of passengers following the collision.

The victim, airport worker John Coles, 44, of Broadstone, Dorset, was taken to a West London hospital with serious injuries, but died later that day. An inquest has been opened and adjourned at Uxbridge Coroner's Court. His next of kin have been informed.

During the same incident, a 31-year-old man received a broken shoulder, but was not seriously hurt.

An investigation is being carried by detectives from Aviation Policing. At the time of writing, there have been no arrests.

A Heathrow spokesperson said: "Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends affected by this accident. We will be fully cooperating with the police in the investigation which will follow."