Search

Former Barking Abbey pupil confirmed as victim of fatal Beckton car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:19 16 March 2018

The location of the crash. Picture: Google

The location of the crash. Picture: Google

Google

A former Barking Abbey pupils has been named as the victim of a fatal car crash in Beckton.

Gasson Balkot, who lived in Ilford, drove his black Audi A3 into three stationary vehicles - two lorries and one car - while they were waiting at red traffic lights.

Mr Balkot was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The drivers all stopped at the scene. One was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Det Segt Mark Palmer, who is investigating the incident, said: “We believe there may have been a number of witnesses who either saw what happened or may have some dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 597 4874.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

14:00

Austrian scored for east Londoners in 4-1 reverse at Gunners in Premier League

12:00

Barking boss Justin Gardner believes his men have everything still to play for ahead of their clash with Tilbury.

30 minutes ago

A 100 metre safety cordon was enforced around a natural gas fire in Dagenham by London Fire Brigade this afternoon.

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the suspected murder of Sandel Serbu in Ilford.

10:00

Four academy graduates featured for the Essex club in their National League win at Guiseley last week

27 minutes ago

A runner from Barking has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which cared for one of her family members.

10:56

People are choosing to pay their Sky TV bills rather than feed their pets.

A police officer who worked in Barking and Dagenham raped a 16-year-old student twice while they were on a date, a court has heard.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now