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Man sought for failing to answer bail after fatal collision

News   •   Jan 06, 2017 10:23 GMT

Detectives investigating a fatal collision in Dagenham are appealing to trace a man who was arrested but has failed to answer bail.

Levi Douglas, 21 (31.5.1995) of no fixed abode was the rider of a motorcycle that collided with a minibus in Wood Lane Dagenham On Friday, 29 April.

The motorbike's pillion passenger - 22-year-old Sean Thake from Dagenham - died at the scene.

After being discharged from hospital, Douglas was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving with no insurance or driving licence, possession of cannabis and taking and driving away.

He was released on bail pending further enquiries and due to return to a police station on a date in August 2016, but he failed to attend.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing to trace Douglas after enquiries to locate him have so far been unsuccessful.

Anyone who has seen Douglas or who knows of his whereabouts is urged call detectives at the SCIU on 020 8597 4874 or police on 101 or by tweeting @MetCC.

Detectives also continue to appeal for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone with any information about it, to contact them.

On 29 April 2016, police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 16:50hrs to reports of a motorbike in collision with a minibus on Wood Lane, at the junction with Boxoll Road, in Dagenham.

Officers attended. The male pillion passenger of the motorbike - later identified as Sean - was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin were informed. Sean, 22 (26.1.94), lived in Grafton Road, Dagenham.

A post-mortem examination took place on 4 May 2016 and cause of death was given as multiple injuries. An inquest has opened and adjourned at Walthamstow Coroner's Court.

The driver of the minibus stopped at the scene and was not arrested. Enquiries continue.