Two people killed after car being chased by police ploughs into pedestrians in Penge


Two people have been killed after a car being chased by police ploughed into pedestrians in south London.

The incident occurred at around 2.05pm on Wednesday in Lennard Road, Penge.

Scotland Yard said the car involved was being pursued by police when it collided with a number of people who were in Lennard Road at the time.

Reports said the car was being chased because it had been stolen.

An air ambulance attended but two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The driver of the car has been arrested and remains in custody at a south London police station.”

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed.

Witnesses said a black car was being chased by two police BMWs when the driver lost control as he turned into Lennard Road.

Witnesses suggested the victims were a woman in her 30s and a child aged around 10.

The witness said: “He lost control and ploughed into a family that was walking on the pavement down Lennard Road.

“People were trying to lift a car off a little girl. The police officers that were chasing were distraught.”

Another witness, who also did not want to be named, said that as well as the two people who died, he saw two injured children being taken away by ambulance.

One witness speaking to Sky News described seeing children running away from the scene in tears.

She said “Then a lady ran out across from Penge East station shouting, ‘that’s my baby’ … ‘that’s my baby over there’.

“It just looked like complete carnage. It was absolutely awful to see what happened.”

News Source TelegraphNews

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