Teen killed in police chase crash named by her school

Scene of fatal car collision
The scene of Sunday evening's fatal collision on Ilderton Road, south Bermondsey. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A 13-year-old girl who died in a crash involving a vehicle that was being pursued by police has been named by her Hertfordshire school as Wiktoria Was.

Goffs School in Cheshunt said she was a Year 9 student.

Wiktoria was travelling with her mother, father and four-year-old brother when their Volkswagen Polo collided with a Peugeot 308 that was being chased by a marked police car on Sunday evening in south Bermondsey.

She died at the scene of the crash. A post-mortem is due to take place on the teen.

Devon Newell, a 32-year-old from Peckham, south east London, who has been charged over the death, appeared in court this morning by video-link. No plea was entered and he was remanded in custody to appear at Woolwich Court Court on January 15.

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Police pursuit death court case

Devon Newell, 32, will appear in court today charged with causing death by dangerous driving and other offences over a fatal collision after a police chase in which a 13-year-old died on Sunday.