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UPDATE: Detectives name victim of fatal collision in Tower Hamlets

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UPDATE: Detectives name victim of fatal collision in Tower Hamlets

Detectives have named the victim of a fatal collision in Docklands as they continue to appeal for witnesses.

Officers have today named the victim as 32-year-old Joshim Uddin, who was from the Isle of Dogs.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at about 17:40hrs on Sunday, 24 July to Manilla Street, E14 to reports of a collision involving a blue coloured Kia car and an E-scooter.

Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Joshim, who had been riding the E-scooter, was taken to an east London hospital where, despite the efforts of medical staff he died at 20:35hrs.

His family were informed.

The driver of the car, a 42-year- old man, was arrested on Tuesday, 26 July on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was bailed to return on a date in late August.

Detective Sergeant Mark Palmer, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command said: “If you were in the area at the time of the collision and have dash-cam please check your footage and share with us anything you find that might relate to this collision.

“We are still piecing together the circumstances surrounding the incident – if you can help us please do get in touch.”

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage that may assist are asked to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command on 020 8597 4874 or call police on 101 quoting CAD 5622/24JUL.

+  Under the current legislation, the riding of private E-scooters on the road or in a public place remains illegal. Specific legislation has been put in place for an E-scooter trial which could take place in the spring in London.

The Met fully support this and the trial will focus on the safety of both the rider and road users. Fundamentally, we want to keep members of the public safe on the roads and pavements in London. Further advice can be found online 

The Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command continues to conduct operations across the capital to engage with E-scooter users, taking enforcement action where necessary.




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