Police question man over Penge car chase family deaths – BBC News

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Image caption The car crashed into pedestrians walking along the pavement in Lennard Road, Penge

A man remains in custody after a woman and a boy were killed when a car being chased by police mounted a pavement in south-east London.

Three girls are in hospital with multiple injuries after the crash in Penge on Wednesday afternoon.

A witness said the car was being chased by two police vehicles when the driver “lost control and ploughed into a family”.

The Metropolitan Police arrested a 23-year-old man at the scene.

He is being held at a south London police station, the Met said.

The car, which is suspected to have been stolen, struck the group at about 14:05 BST on Lennard Road. It had been pursued by police from nearby Birkbeck Road in Beckenham.

One witness, Venissa Vassell, described about 20 people lifting the car to free the girls.

Media caption“They were all trapped under the car” – Richard Galpin reports

One girl who was taken away by ambulance was screaming, “I can’t feel my legs”, Ms Vassell said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.

Over the past 10 years, 252 members of the public have died following road traffic incidents involving the police in England and Wales, according to the IPCC.

In London there were 498 crashes involving a pursuit by Met officers in 2015-16.

Image copyright Venisha Sudra

Image caption Ambulance crews and the air ambulance attended the scene
Image copyright Shulem Stern

Image caption The police watchdog is investigating what happened

Originally found athttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk

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