The families of two men who were killed in a crash in Berkshire want a tree planted in their memory.
Kris Jarvis and John Morland were cycling in Purley Rise when they collided with a car in February.
Alexander Walter was jailed for 10 years last month after pleading guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving as well as driving while uninsured and disqualified, and aggravated vehicle taking.
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 email@example.com
A man is due in court charged in connection with the death of two cyclists in Berkshire. Kris Jarvis, who was thirty nine and thirty one year old John Morland were involved in a collision with a car on the A329 Purley Rise last month.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is appealing for witnesses to assist its investigation one week on from a fatal collision in Purley-on-Thames. Last Thursday night a collision occurred on the A329 in Purley-on-Thames, between a black BMW and two cyclists, who died of their injuries.
The IPCC’s independent investigation is examining how police responded in the short time period of less than two minutes between the sighting of the BMW and the fatal collision. The investigation will consider whether police actions had any effect on the events that followed.
Investigators will be in the Purley Rise and Pangbourne areas this evening, carrying out house-to-house enquiries and appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the events unfold.
I would like to offer my condolences to the families of the two men at this very difficult time. As police officers were in the vicinity and sighted the BMW very shortly before the collision, we will be investigating how the police responded to the sighting and whether their actions had any effect on the events that followed. I would urge anyone who saw anything that may assist with our investigation to come forward.”
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.