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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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Male driver arrested after fatal police pursuit crash

The red marker shows Ilderton Road, New Cross, south London, where the fatal crash took place. Credit: Google Maps

The girl's parents and brother were taken to hospital and their injuries were not thought to be serious.

The male driver of the Peugeot was arrested and taken into custody. A female passenger was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries.

The incident happened just before 6.30pm and police, ambulance and fire crews attended.

The Metropolitan Police said the pursuing police car had its blue lights and sirens on when the collision happened.

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