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Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Bromley, south London

Investigators from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will be carrying out a scene visit in Bromley on Thursday, 8 August, one week on from a fatal road traffic collision.

The team will be in the Farnborough Common and Crofton Road area around 3.50pm handing out leaflets and speaking with passers-by in case anyone witnessed events on Thursday, 1 August in which a marked Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) car collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, who has now been identified as Louise Bailey, 57 from Lewisham, was airlifted to hospital where she died the following day.

The MPS made a mandatory referral to the IOPC, as is standard in cases where a death has occurred following police contact.

Our investigators attended the scene, the police post incident procedure and we declared an independent investigation at 8.03pm that day.

IOPC Regional Director Sal Naseem said:

“This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with Louise’s family and all those affected by the events last Thursday. We have met with Louise’s family to explain our role and offer our support.

“We have obtained in car footage from the police car involved in the collision and data from the police car indicates its siren and lights were activated. We are continuing to gather evidence and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and may have witnessed something.”

We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact us and assist with our independent investigation. Witnesses can call us on 0800 096 9076 or email witness@policeconduct.gov.uk

 

Channel website: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/news/appeal-witnesses-following-fatal-collision-bromley-south-london

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