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.


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.