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Woman, 44, dies after being hit by van in Charlton


Woman, 44, dies after being hit by van in Charlton


44-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a van in southeast London, the Met Police has said.

Officers were called at 10.33pm on April 18 following reports that a van had hit the woman in Atlas Gardens, Charlton.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the woman died at the scene a short time later.

Detective chief superintendent Trevor Lawry, the local policing commander for south-east London, said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“A dedicated team of detectives are continuing to piece together what happened and they will remain at the scene throughout the day whilst they carry out these enquiries.

“Local neighbourhood officers will also be in the area to respond to any concerns you may have.”

The woman’s family have been informed and are being by supported specialist officers.

A post-mortem is due to take place while the Met has also issued an appeal for any further information or witnesses of the incident.

Please call 101 quoting CAD 9939/18Apr or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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