A FATAL hit-and-run road accident in Brockley has prompted an urgent appeal for witnesses.

Police are trying to trace the driver who knocked down a middle-aged man in the incident on Saturday, August 25.

Eddy King, 45, was taken to hospital after the collision at the junction of Brockley Road and Dalrymple Road. But Mr King was pronounced dead on arrival at Lewisham Hospital.

Detectives are now looking for information on the silver people carrier, registration number Y377 ULB, and the driver.

Police say the Mercedes A-class vehicle, later found dumped at the junction of Kneller Road and Braxfield Avenue, was already on the lost and stolen register.

An investigation is being carried out by the Collision Investigation Unit at Catford. If anyone has any information, call Sgt Alan Adams on 020 8284 5988.