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A man has died after being struck by a car in Newham

News   •   May 04, 2021 16:00 BST

A man struck by a car during an altercation in Newham has died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, 28 April, police responded to reports of eight males involved in an altercation on Butchers Road, E16, during which, a 50-year-old man was struck by a vehicle.

The injured man was treated at scene before being taken to an east London hospital where his condition was critical.

Despite receiving treatment throughout the week, he died from his injuries on Saturday, 1 May.

Next of kin are aware and continue to be supported by specially-trained officers.

Five males were arrested in connection with the incident and taken to an East London police station. They are currently released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Daniel Thompson, of North East Command, which covers Newham, said: “Detectives and specially-trained officers have been working at the location of the offence throughout this week at what has been an extensive and complex crime scene. I want to thank the public for their patience whilst we conduct our enquiries.

“We recognise that the close proximity of this offence to the murder at Coolfin Road on Monday, 26 April will cause residents of E16 and the wider area much concern. I want to reassure residents that what occurred on Butchers Road was an isolated incident. There is no evidence to suggest the two matters are linked.

“In response to the events of the last week, residents of Newham will see enhanced high visibility patrols from Safer Neighbourhoods officers and the Violence Suppression Unit. Safer Schools officers will also be patrolling and engaging with the schools and colleges in the area, with additional support from the Violent Crime Taskforce and other central units. This will broaden the scope of our operational policing within Newham at this time of heightened community concern.”

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