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Man released under investigation in connection with fatal fail to stop collision in Hainault

News   •   Nov 17, 2017 09:08 GMT

Detectives investigating a fatal “fail to stop” collision in Hainault have released a man under investigation and continue to appeal for information.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to New North Road, Hainault [at Amwell View] at 22:50hrs on Saturday, 11 November following reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian.

A 34-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene; his next of kin are aware.

The car, a white Audi A3 convertible with a black roof, did not stop, but continued on in the direction of Hainault tube station.

This vehicle was later found abandoned and set on fire in Banks Lane, Tawney Common, Epping.

A 29-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

Detectives from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for information.

Detective Sergeant Jose-Paulo Qureshi of the SCIU, said: "Anyone with information about the collision should contact police immediately. We would also like to speak to anyone who saw the car after the collision, or witnessed anyone setting fire to it."

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call detectives at the SCIU at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874, via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.