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Fatal road collision in Streatham

Emergency services were called to Streatham High Road, by the junction with Mitcham Lane earlier this morning, following a fatal traffic accident between a pedestrian and motorcyclist.

The pedestrian, believed to be in his thirties, died at the scene, while the motorcyclist was taken to a South London hospital in a serious condition. No arrests have been made.

Road closures are in effect and local bus services are currently being diverted. Streatham High Road is currently closed to traffic. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.


Pedestrian dies after collision in Streatham

Police are looking for witnesses after an elderly man died in a collision with a van in Streatham.

85 year old Kaluarachige Kodituwakku was hit by a van near the junction of Streatham Hill and Telford Avenue on 22nd April. He was taken to St George's Hospital but has since died.

Kaluarachige Kodituwakku died after the crash Credit: Metropolitan Police

The driver of the van, a 37 year old man, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

'Chemical substance' search at London home after arrests

Police are understood to be searching for chemical substances at a London property after two people were arrested under anti-terror laws. A 19-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were arrested in Streatham and Stratford.

Scotland Yard says the man and woman are being held under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 Credit: Press Association


Gun and ammunition found by police in south London

Police have found a semi-automatic handgun along with a quantity of ammunition during a planned operation in south London. Detectives say the gun appeared to be a loaded.

Gun recovered by officers from Trident Gang Crime Command Credit: Met Police

Two men, aged 49 and 32 were arrested at an address in Streatham yesterday. Both are still in custody

Suspect 'may have been in Streatham' days before attempted attack

Were you in or around Streatham Common Southside during the morning of Monday 9 September or in the time leading up to or after the attack and did you see a man fitting this description?

He was wearing gloves and a thick puffa jacket which may have made him stand out.

It is possible that he may have been seen in this area in the days before the attack or maybe even approached other women. If you saw him or he approached you please do get in contact with us.

– DI Michael Murfin from the Met's Sexual Exploitation and Child Abuse Command

Anyone with information should contact the investigation team on 020 8649 2419 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal after daylight sex attack in Streatham

The police are appealing for information or witnesses to an attempted sexual assault in south west London.

The attempted sexual assault took place at around 11:45am on Monday in Streatham Common Southside.

The victim, a woman aged in her 30s, was walking from her parked car when a man approached her and stated that he had a knife.

He walked her into a quiet area of the common, pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

She managed to prevent the attack and immediately called police.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6 inches tall and of stocky build.

He has brown mousy hair and stubble and was described as wearing gloves, a hooded black puffa-style coat, a navy jumper, white t-shirt and black jeans.

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