Investigation into fatal moped crash

A teenager has died in hospital after a moped he was riding collided with a marked police car.

Jul 19, 2017

A teenager has died in hospital after a moped he was riding collided with a marked police car. The bike, believed to have been used in a robbery, was being monitored by a police helicopter when it crashed on Trinity Road, Wimbledon on Sunday (July 16). A 16-year-old boy received critical injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital where he passed away on Monday (July 17). Two other boys, aged 16 and 15, who were also on the moped at the time of the incident sustained non-life threatening injuries. All three were initially arrested at the scene and two large knives were recovered. The moped was reported lost or stolen on July 12. The 15-year-old, who has been released from hospital, was arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away, failing to stop, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted robbery. He remains in custody. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is now investigating the incident. IPCC Associate Commissioner Tom Milsom said: “This is a tragic loss of a young life and my sympathies are with the boy’s family and friends, and those who have been affected by what happened. “We are investigating the circumstances of this incident and, at this time, no individual officer is under investigation. This will be kept under review as our independent investigation progresses.”

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