13/11/2013

Man Dies After Being Hit By Train Following Police Chase

A man being pursued by police has been killed by a train in north-west London.

According to the Metropolitan Police a man aged in his 20s was stopped in Christchurch Avenue, Willesden Green at around 16:25 on Tuesday afternoon, believing that he had drugs in his possession.

The man then fled police, who "pursued and observed" the man for around 40 minutes.

The police say that the man, who has been identified, was hit by a train at 17:12 near Dartmouth Road, Willesden. He died at the scene.

It is understood that the Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating the incident.

(MH/CD)

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