UPDATE: Woman killed in Abbey Wood hit-and-run named as 64-year-old Brenda Croke

UPDATE: Woman killed in Abbey Wood hit-and-run named as 64-year-old Brenda Croke

Police placed a blue tarpaulin at the scene

Road closures were put in place following the incident

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Police have identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Abbey Wood on June 19.

Brenda Croke, aged 64, of Clockhouse Lane, North Stifford, Grays in Essex was pronounced dead at the scene in Finchdale Road near the roundabout with Eynsham Drive.

Police were called at around 11am to reports of a woman injured following a collision with a black Range Rover.

The vehicle which had no registration plates was abandoned at the scene and the male driver made off on foot. Enquiries are underway to trace him.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

The incident is being investigated by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

A post-mortem took place yesterday (June 23) at Greenwich Mortuary and gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Detective Sergeant Richard Budd said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this tragic accident.

"It appears the victim had been walking with an elderly gentlemen and that she may have tried to prevent him being hit but was knocked down in the process. The gentlemen did not sustain any injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

"I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or knows the man we are seeking to trace. Please do not stay silent, any information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:22pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Womblingbarnacle says...

Very sad. RIP.

I actually saw a police ANPR car in Abbey Wood today. First time in ages and hopefully they will spot the illegal drivers. Also saw another case of utter stupidity from a driver today in Abbey Wood.

Going up Eynsham Drive bridge a car started to over take a digger from crossrail at the bottom of the bridge heading up. The driver veered all the way over the other side of the road (there's wide centre markings so didn't need to) then when past it didn't cross back to the left side of the road right away even when way past the digger, but stayed on the right side of the road heading to the blind crest. Only moved left just as near the top. Any car coming the other way and a collision would happen or it would have had to swerve and hit the side of the bridge (possibly going over or hitting a pedestrian given lack of space).

Utterly stupid driving. First by overtaking there, then going way too far to the right, then not going back left for ages when clear.
Very sad. RIP. I actually saw a police ANPR car in Abbey Wood today. First time in ages and hopefully they will spot the illegal drivers. Also saw another case of utter stupidity from a driver today in Abbey Wood. Going up Eynsham Drive bridge a car started to over take a digger from crossrail at the bottom of the bridge heading up. The driver veered all the way over the other side of the road (there's wide centre markings so didn't need to) then when past it didn't cross back to the left side of the road right away even when way past the digger, but stayed on the right side of the road heading to the blind crest. Only moved left just as near the top. Any car coming the other way and a collision would happen or it would have had to swerve and hit the side of the bridge (possibly going over or hitting a pedestrian given lack of space). Utterly stupid driving. First by overtaking there, then going way too far to the right, then not going back left for ages when clear. Womblingbarnacle
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