The IPCC renews its appeal for witnesses to assist its investigation into police actions just over one month on from a collision in Purley-on-Thames, in which two cyclists died. Kris Jarvis and John Morland died following a collision with a black BMW on the A329 Purley Rise on 13 February 2014.
Officers in a marked 4x4 vehicle sighted the BMW in Pangbourne shortly before the fatal collision, and following a referral from Thames Valley Police, the IPCC decided to conduct an independent investigation.
The IPCC has considered initial accounts from police officers, and examined police radio transmissions. IPCC investigators will be taking statements from several witnesses who responded to last month’s appeal, and interviewing the relevant officers from Thames Valley Police.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who is yet to speak with the IPCC, and saw either the police vehicle or black BMW on the A329 between Pangbourne and Purley-on-Thames, in the few minutes leading up to the collision, to contact them on 0800 096 9071, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Police are investigating a single vehicle collision on the A2011 Crawley Avenue, Crawley, in which a woman sadly sustained fatal injuries. It happened at about 1.40am yesterday, when a black BMW Z3 sports car travelling west along Crawley Avenue left the carriageway and hit with a fence.
The car's occupants, a 35-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from the Crawley area, were taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, with serious injuries.
Later the same morning the woman sadly died. The man remains in a serious condition, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Police have named a 70-year-old man who died following a fatal road traffic collision in Southampton on Sunday.Alan Cunliffe who was from the Chilworth area of the city was involved in a collision with a burgundy coloured Audi A3 while he was crossing The Avenue just after 4pm.
A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Berkshire. Police were responding to an immediate domestic fear for welfare incident at an address in Purley Rise last night.
A black BMW travelling on the A329 Purley Rise, subsequently collided with two cyclists, a 30-year-old man from Tilehurst and a 39-year-old man from Reading, who both died at the scene.
The driver of the BMW, a 31-year-old man from Purley On Thames was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody at this time. Thames Valley Police has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
There is a significant amount of work ongoing with regards to the investigation and so it is difficult to give any further details at the moment. Our thoughts and sympathies at this time are with the two families who have been left absolutely devastated by the loss of their loved ones.
It is with great sadness that news of the tragic death of two Council employees reached us this morning. At this stage the Council has been asked by the police not to release the names of our colleagues until the formal identification process is complete. The thoughts of everyone at Reading Borough Council are obviously with their families at this sad time."
– Oscar Mortali, Head of Media Relations, Reading Borough Council