Manhunt underway for driver as woman dies in hit-and-run after fleeing cop car
A woman in her 20s has died after a hit and run incident in Brixton, South London.
London's Met Police signalled for the car to stop and it failed to do so, speeding off and later hitting a pedestrian.
Police confirmed that the car sped off from police and was later involved in a collision with a pedestrian around 9:45pm.
Cops are now in the process of informing the victim's next of kin and the Directorate of Professional Standards is aware of the incident.
A forensics tent has since been erected at the scene and police have lined the South London street.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police signalled for a car to stop and it failed to do so. The car sped off from police and was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian at approximately 21:45hrs on Wednesday 19 February on Brixton Hill.
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"The car did not stop at the scene. The car was found abandoned nearby and enquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.
"A woman in her twenties died at the scene.
"Officers are in the process of informing all her next of kin.
"The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as is routine."
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It is not clear why police had signalled for the car to pull over.
Buses in the area were stationary, after turning their lights off according to social media.
An eyewitness at the scene said that the victim was waiting at a nearby bus stop before the car hit her.
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A black Mercedes car was later recovered two streets away from the scene.
Pictures show the vehicle with a wing mirror missing as well a damaged windscreen.
Police confirmed that the car was linked to the incident on Brixton Hill.
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