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UPDATE: Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Tower Hamlets

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 15:25 BST

Officers continue to appeal for information after a motorcyclist, who was injured in a collision in east London, died from his injuries. 

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 01:35hrs on Saturday, 27 July to reports of a motorcycle in collision with a bollard on Westferry Road at the junction with Gaverick Mews, E14.

Officers and LAS attended. The rider, a 22-year-old man, was taken to an east London hospital in a critical condition, and sadly died at 18:41hrs on Tuesday, 30 July.

His family are aware.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command investigating the circumstances of the collision are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage. No other vehicles are believed to be involved.

Detective Constable Mark Aken, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I have already been supplied with some footage captured at the time of the incident that shows a man and woman waiting at a bus stop when the incident took place. They were first on scene and went to assist the injured man.

“I would very much like to hear from these people. The man was a black male, wearing dark shorts and a light coloured shirt. The woman was a white female, wearing an orange outfit, possibly a dress. I would like to stress that these people are purely witnesses and have no connection to the incident itself.

“If you were there, if you are the people at the bus stop, please do make the call.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874 or email Detective Constable Mark Aken via mark.aken@met.police.uk