Police officer dies after hit and run accident
I was saddened to read that a police officer who was run over while attempting to stop a car in Sutton, south London on Friday, died on Sunday.
PC Andrew Duncan, a father of two, was working on a speed enforcement operation with a colleague when they noticed a car driving at speed along A217 Reigate Avenue, close to its junction with Rose Hill. PC Andrew Duncan was hit after signalling to a driver to pull over.
He was taken to hospital following the collision, but died on Sunday morning.
Tributes have been issued by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
He said: “I was so sad to hear that PC Andrew Duncan died this morning.
“On behalf of the Metropolitan Police family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his wife and children, parents, family and friends.
“Andy was a hard working and courageous policeman. He served the community as both a police officer and as a Scouting volunteer.
“The night he was injured, he was doing a job that he loved and we all had every right to expect he would return safely to his home and family – tragically that was not the case.
“We will continue to professionally and objectively investigate this incident under the oversight of Her Majesty’s Coroner.
The car was found abandoned nearby, and officers are continuing to appeal to anyone who was a passenger in the car at the time to come forward.
A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury whilst dangerous driving on Friday after attending a south London police station remains in custody. He has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Scotland Yard confirmed a woman has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.