Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
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Statement on collision between a pedestrian and police motorcycle in south west London

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision involving a marked police motorcycle attached to the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command and a pedestrian on Upper Richmond Road, Richmond, south west London at 12.50pm on Monday 17 June.

“The woman, in her 80s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

“In line with procedure, the Metropolitan Police Service referred the collision to the IOPC.  Our staff attended the scene of the incident and after careful consideration, we have launched an independent investigation. The investigation is in its very early stages and the officer involved is assisting our enquiries as a witness.

“Our immediate thoughts are with the injured woman and her family and those affected by the incident. The woman’s family has asked that its privacy be respected at this time.”


The fact that we have started an independent investigation does not necessarily mean that any police officers involved have done anything wrong. At this stage it’s the circumstances of the incident that we are examining. Among other things, the IOPC is responsible for independently investigating incidents involving police officers and staff which result in a death or serious injury.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct oversees the police complaints system and investigate the most serious incidents and complaints involving the police. We use learning from our work to influence changes in policing. All our work is done independently of the police, government and interest groups.


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