Monday 20 November 2017

Man fleeing from police hit by train

A MAN was hit by a train and killed as he attempted to flee from police.

The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was stopped by officers just before 4pm in Christchurch Avenue, Willesden Green, north west London, as they believed him to have drugs.

 

After a short period, the man made off on foot with the officers in pursuit.

 

Following a chase which lasted around 40 minutes and involved the suspect running through gardens, climbing over fences and across railway lines, he was hit by a train on the line near Dartmouth Road, Willesden, at 5.12pm.

 

London Ambulance Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

 

The search was supported by the police helicopter and the dog unit.

 

Officers await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.

 

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

 

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed.

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