Police have named a pensioner killed in a collision with a police motorcycle as Harbhajan Kaur. She was from Ilford in east London. The 78 year old was killed in the accident on the A12 near the junction with Beehive Lane yesterday morning.
The police escort was part of a convoy of more than 100 taxis taking youngsters to Southend. The City of London police motorcyclist involved in the collision was injured and airlifted to an east London hospital where he was today described as being in a serious but stable condition.
The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Metropolitan Police has begun an investigation. No arrests have been made.