Witness appeal following fatal road collision involving Met police in Brixton
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is seeking witnesses who may have seen something relevant following the death of a woman who was struck by a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) vehicle in Brixton, south London.
The IOPC is conducting an independent investigation of the woman’s death, which followed contact with police.
We have established that at around 11.20pm on Wednesday 9 June a double-crewed police car responding to an emergency call collided with the 25-year-old woman who was on foot. Sadly, the woman died at the scene of the incident.
She has been formally identified and her next of kin have been informed. HM Coroner has been contacted and an inquest will open in due course.
After we were notified by the MPS, we sent investigators to the scene and police post incident procedure to begin gathering evidence and an initial account was provided by the officers involved.
Witnesses are asked to contact the IOPC on 0300 303 5620 or email [email protected]
IOPC Regional Director Sal Naseem said: “My sympathies are with the woman’s family and everyone else affected by her death. We have been in touch with the woman’s family to explain our role and we will keep them regularly updated.
“Our investigation is still in its very early stages and it is important that we establish all of the circumstances.
“We are already speaking to people who were in the area at the time and we would like to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed any part of this incident or the collision itself.
“We would also appeal to anyone who was driving there at the time and may have dashcam footage to contact us as soon as possible.”
Our investigators are conducting CCTV and witness enquiries and have viewed police body-worn video footage.