Arrests over police hit-and-run

A second arrest has been made following the death of police officer Andrew Duncan, who was hit by a car as he stopped it for speeding. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson praises officer killed in hit and run

Mayor of London Boris Johnson praised PC Andrew Duncan for his experience and dedication to the Metropolitan Police Service, following his death earlier today.

He said: "PC Duncan was an officer of vast experience who'd dedicated his working life to the Metropolitan Police Service.

"His death is a tragedy and a reminder of the courage and sacrifice shown daily by the men and women who keep London safe.

"My thoughts and those of every Londoner are with Andrew's wife and children at this time."

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Arrest after policeman dies in hit and run collision

A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury whilst dangerous driving has now been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Metropolitan Police.

The suspect attended a police station in South London on Friday 20th September after police officer Andrew Duncan was struck and critically injured in a hit and run collision. His re-arrest follows PC Duncan's death earlier today.

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Met Commissioner "so sad" to hear of death

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has spoken out after the death of PC Andrew Duncan after a hit-and-run collision.

He said he was "so sad" to hear of the death.

"On behalf of the Metropolitan Police family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his wife and children, parents, family and friends.

Andy was a hard working and courageous policeman. He served the community as both a police officer and as a Scouting volunteer.

The night he was injured, he was doing a job that he loved and we all had every right to expect he would return safely to his home and family - tragically that was not the case.

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe


Police officer in a critical condition after hit-and-run

A police officer is in a critical condition after a hit-and-run crash in the early hours of this morning, the Metropolitan Police said.

A general view of a section of the road in Sutton, south London, where the officer was knocked down. Credit: Neil Lancefield/PA Wire

The male officer, who was on foot, attempted to stop a car when it hit him and drove off shortly before 1am on the A217 Reigate Avenue at the junction with Rose Hill, Sutton.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "The male PC - who was on foot - attempted to stop a vehicle, but the car was in collision with him. The black VW Golf did not stop at the scene.

"The injured officer was taken to a south London hospital where he is in a critical condition."

No arrests have been made.

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