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Murder investigation launched after a car collides with pedestrians in Leytonstone

News   •   May 05, 2019 19:09 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a collision in Leytonstone.

Police were called at 00:40hrs on Sunday, 5 May to reports of a car in collision with two pedestrians on High Road in Leytonstone.

Officers, the London Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Two men, aged 32 [Victim 1] and 52 [Victim 2], were taken to hospitals in east London.

Victim 2 who was in a critical condition, died in hospital at 17:18 hours on Sunday, 5 May.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Victim 1 remains in hospital with serious injuries which are not life threatening.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, from the HMCC, who is leading the investigation, said: “ At this early stage, it is appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car. There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward, to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 304/5May.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC or online at www.met.police.uk

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.