22-year-old woman dies after hit-and-run in Clapham Road, Stockwell

The Met are appealing for information after a hit-and-run in South London.

Police were called to Clapham Road, Stockwell, at 4:00am on Sunday after a 22-year-old woman was hit by a car.

The woman died at the scene. Her next-of-kin have been informed – formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The driver of the car involved in the crash sped off without stopping.

Later on Sunday, August 5, the car – a blue Mercedes C-class – was found nearby.

No arrests have been made.

Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) investigate and are appealing for witnesses to come forward; in particular, pedestrian eye-witnesses and motorists who may have dash-cam footage.

DS Rob Harris is leading the investigation. He said: “Our investigation is making progress and work continues to identify whoever was responsible for this fatal collision. A young woman has lost her life. I would urge the driver concerned to contact police or hand himself in at the earliest opportunity.

“Equally there are those who saw what happened in this busy part of Stockwell and we need them to call the witness line and give information.”

If you have information that could assist the investigation, call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) based at Catford Garage on 020 8285 1574, quoting CAD 1429/05Aug, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC.

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