Craig Voyce, 23, was knocked off his Honda motorcycle outside a pub near Romford in East London on Friday night (28 Oct16) during a collision with a blue Range Rover, which failed to stop and was later found in a nearby parking lot.
John Nelson, 51, was arrested and taken into custody by police officers close to the scene but he denies being behind the wheel at the time.
“I was not the driver of this vehicle. The police know I was not the driver," he said, according to The Sun newspaper, who reported two men were travelling with him at the time of the incident have since "disappeared".
Nelson, who split from Jesy's mum years ago, was released on bail pending further inquiries.
Voyce was pronounced dead at the hospital three hours later.