Man arrested following fatal Barking hit and run collision

The junction of Wilmington Road and Longbridge Road, Barking. (Pic: Google)

The junction of Wilmington Road and Longbridge Road, Barking. (Pic: Google) - Credit: Archant

A 22-year-old man has been arrested following a fatal hit-and-run crash in Barking last night.

Police and ambulance crews were called to he junction of Longbridge Road and Wilmington Gardens at 8.05pm, where a female pedestrian in her fifties was found with serious injuries.

She was rushed to an east London hospital but died a short while later at about 9:20pm.

Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating to see whether more than one vehicle was involved in the incident – none of which stopped at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle and driver involved.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection and taken to an east London police station for questioning.

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Police are urging all witnesses and anyone with information to call 101 quoting CAD 7343/1February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Email mark.shales@archant.co.uk or call 020 8477 3824.