Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Woman dies in police pursuit of suspect car after drone flew near jail

Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

A woman in her 20s has died in a car crash during a police pursuit by officers investigating a drone that was being flown near a prison. Police were called to Groom Crescent near Wandsworth prison in south London just after 3am on Tuesday, and began following a car they saw driving away. At about 3.10am the car crashed in Ashcombe Street at the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road; the female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a man also thought to be in his 20s, is in a critical condition in hospital. Police are in the process of telling their families and formal identification has not yet taken place.