The police watchdog is appealing for witnesses after to a crash involving a marked police car which claimed the life of a 25-year-old woman in south London.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has established that a double-crewed police car responding to an emergency call collided with the victim, who was on foot, at around 11.20pm on Stockwell Road, Brixton.

The victim sadly died at the scene. She has been formally identified and her next of kin have been informed.

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HM Coroner has been contacted and an inquest will open in due course.

Investigators were sent to the scene shortly after the crash to begin gathering evidence and an initial account was provided by the officers involved.

IOPC Regional Director Sal Naseem said: “My sympathies are with the woman’s family and everyone else affected by her death. We have been in touch with the woman’s family to explain our role and we will keep them regularly updated.

“Our investigation is still in its very early stages and it is important that we establish all of the circumstances.

“We are already speaking to people who were in the area at the time and we would like to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed any part of this incident or the collision itself.

“We would also appeal to anyone who was driving there at the time and may have dashcam footage to contact us as soon as possible.”

Our investigators are conducting CCTV and witness enquiries and have viewed police body-worn video footage.

Witnesses are asked to contact the IOPC on 0300 303 5620 or email sends e-mail)