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Appeal to trace victim's next of kin

News   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:27 BST

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Detectives are appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man who died following a collision in Brent.

Police were called to Neasden Lane, NW10, shortly before 21:30hrs on Saturday, 27 April following reports that a man was found seriously injured in the road after being involved in a collision with a car.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to a central London hospital, where sadly he died a short time later.

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

The victim’s identity is unknown and officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for the public’s help to locate his next of kin.

The victim is believed to be aged in his late 30s to early 40s, and of slim build with a shaved head. He was wearing a ‘Soul Cal & Co.’ black/navy blue jacket with an orange hood.

The man was also carrying a distinctive tin which contained cigarettes.

Detective Inspector Dave Hindmarsh, said: “We urgently need your help to identify this man so that we can contact his next of kin. He did not have a phone or wallet in his possession, but I’m hoping that someone will recognise the tin.

“It is vitally important that we find out who this man is. Please contact us with any information.

“I would also ask that anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet spoken to officers to come forward.”

The driver of the car, a blue VW Passat, stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with an information about the collision is asked to call police on 020 8246 9820, quoting CAD 7678/27APR