Fatal collision, SE20 in Anerley

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision which resulted in the death of two people in Anerley.

At approximately 14:05hrs on Wednesday, 31 August a car was in collision with a number of members of the public in Lennard Road, SE20.

The car was being pursued by police at the time of the collision after being reported as stolen. The pursuit started in the vicinity of Birkbeck Road, Beckenham at approximately 14:00hrs.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

Two members of the public – a woman and a boy (no further details) – were pronounced dead at the scene. London Ambulance Service treated three other people – all girls – for injuries.

The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle – he remains in custody at a south London police station.

Enquiries into the collision continue by officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command – anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed. The Independent Police Complaints Commission were also informed and will investigate this incident independently.

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