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Two killed as car crashes into coach on A40 after police pursuit

Two people have died in a crash with a coach following a police pursuit in west London.

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The Metropolitan Police said officers responded to reports of a burglary in Harrow, north-west London, early on Sunday morning.

As part of the response, a pursuit began, with a police helicopter also called in to help.

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The vehicle being pursued moved on to the wrong side of the road on the A40 and crashed with a coach near the junction of Kingsdown Avenue, Acton.

A man and woman died at the scene, while a second man was taken to hospital for treatment. All three were in the car being pursued.

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The Met said the police cars did not follow when the vehicle drove on to the wrong side of the road.

Last month, the Independent Office for Police Conduct said fatalities and serious injuries following pursuits were "thankfully rare" as it investigated four separate fatal incidents involving patrol cars across the country over the course of a week.