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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

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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.

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