Crime & the Law

Police release CCTV of vehicle they wish to trace in Streatham ‘fail to stop’ inquiry

Police wish to trace motorist who could be witness to 'fail to stop' incident.. Image: Met Police

Potential driver of vehicle who could be a witness in Streatham ‘fail to stop inquiry’. Image: Met Police

Detectives investigating a fatal ‘fail to stop’ collision in Streatham have released CCTV images and video of a vehicle they wish to trace because they believe the driver may be a witness who could assist them.

The police term ‘fail to stop’ is also known in ordinary language as ‘hit and run’.

The fatal collision took place at around 3.10 am in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Tooting Bec Road and Dr Johnson Avenue, Streatham.

The car involved did not stop.

The motorist was obliged to do so in law.

The pedestrian, a 33-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased and have informed next of kin.

Formal identification has not taken place.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

They have issued CCTV images and footage of a silver car seen in Tooting Bec Road a short time after the collision.

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Detectives are appealing for the driver of this vehicle to come forward because ‘They believe the driver of this vehicle may be a witness with information that may assist the inquiry.’

They would also like to speak to the driver of a Hackney Carriage who was seen by witnesses near the scene at the time of the collision.

Detective Sergeant Phil Hames of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton said:

I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has information – including reports of a car which sustained unexplained frontal damage overnight – that may help identify the driver or the vehicle involved.

The witness line for the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton is 020 8543 5157. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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