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[Harry Bent died in the collision]
[Harry Bent died in the collision]

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Appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage after elderly pedestrian dies following collision in Brixton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal collision in Brixton.

The incident occurred on Acre Lane, SW2 at 15:46hrs on Sunday, 24 April, involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

Officers and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended.

The 87-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital by LAS where, sadly, he later died.

He has since been named as Harry Bent from Croydon. His family are being supported by specially trained officers. 

The rider of the motorcycle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was taken to a south London police station and was subsequently released under investigation.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are investigating. They are particularly keen to hear from any witnesses who saw the collision, or captured it on dash cam.

Any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call the SCIU at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 82851574 quoting 4569/24APR, call 101 or Tweet @MetCC. 

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit