Couple released on police bail

New Scotland Yard. Photo: Tim Crook

Two people arrested after a pedestrian was fatally injured in a collision with a car in Rushey Green, Lewisham have been released on police bail. 34-year-old Daniel Abbot from Lewisham was taken to King’s College Hospital at around 3am on Saturday morning but died later.

The police were investigating an allegation that two vehicles were driving, separately, at speed in Rushey Green.  They said one vehicle believed to be involved in the incident with the pedestrian who died,  a silver Ford Ka, has been traced. The car did not stop at the scene of the incident and was located a short while later in nearby Holbeach Road.

However, officers are seeking to trace a dark-coloured BMW, possible a BMW Compact, that is thought to have been in the area at the time.

A man and woman, both aged 21, arrested in connection with this incident, have been given police bail until July.

DS Gordon Wallace from the Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford leads the investigation. He said:

“I am appealing for the driver and any passengers who were travelling in a black car in Rushey Green at the time of the incident to contact the incident room. I believe these people could hold vital information which could help this investigation. At this stage we do not believe this black car was involved in the collision but the occupants may have witnessed what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574.

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