Search

Appeal for witnesses following fatal Penge collision

PUBLISHED: 12:04 30 March 2018

The collision happened on the crossroads of Parish Lane and Thesiger Road. Picture: Google

The collision happened on the crossroads of Parish Lane and Thesiger Road. Picture: Google

Archant

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward following a collision in Penge which has now led to the death of a 25-year-old man.

Police were called shortly after 6.47am on Sunday, March 18, to reports of two vehicles colliding on the crossroads of Parish Lane and Thesiger Road.

The driver and passengers of one of the cars - a white Mercedes - stopped at the scene to assist officers and nobody travelling in this vehicle was seriously injured.

The occupants of the second car, which was a silver Ford Focus, fled the scene.

Wesley Ifill was taken to hospital and died from his injuries on Friday, March 23.

His next of kin have been informed.

Two men have been arrested in connection, and detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw anyone running away from that area.

In addition, detectives are keen to obtain any dash-cam footage that may be available.

The two men, a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old, were arrested on Wednesday, March 21, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Both men were taken to a central London police station and were subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

DC Patrick Allen, of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Although this collision took place before 7am when few people were around, we do know that there were some witnesses.

“This collision has ultimately taken a young man’s life - I urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

“Please don’t assume that someone else will have come forward - speak to us yourself - all information is treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford on 020 8285 1574 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bromley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bromley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bromley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest news

Yesterday, 19:39

On a day when young, top-order batsmen shone for their respective clubs, Zak Crawley hit a fluent 56 not out to give Kent the advantage on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Glamorgan in Canterbury.

Yesterday, 08:35

The London City Royals are bouncing into the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for the new British Basketball League season.

Yesterday, 07:00

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe and foot amputations in Bromley has risen by almost 15pc since 2013, new figures reveal.

Mon, 07:00

A woman from West Wickham will soon be doing a skydive in memory of her grandfather Geoff Hamm.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Bromley boss Neil Smith is looking forward tom welcoming back a host of players for Saturday’s game with Salford City in the Vanarama National League.

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bromley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bromley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24