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Girl dies in police pursuit crash

A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police in Lewisham, south London, Scotland Yard said today.

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Home Secretary sends 'sympathies' to teenager's family

Speaking in the House of Commons, Home Secretary Theresa May said: "Could I also extend my sympathies to the family of the 13-year-old girl who died following a traffic accident involving a police patrol car on Sunday night.

"This matter is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission."

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