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Pedestrian killed in Dagenham scooter crash named locally as Leyton Orient fan Frankie Bish

PUBLISHED: 13:30 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:16 31 March 2017

Frankie Bish and football friend Vaughn Blackman

Frankie Bish and football friend Vaughn Blackman

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A man who was killed in a scooter crash in Dagenham last night has been named locally as Frankie Bish

A man who was killed in a scooter crash in Dagenham last night has been named locally as Frankie Bish

The hardcore Leyton Orient fan, who is 50, was pronounced dead at the scene, after a moped collided with him in Green Lane, Dagenham, near the junction with Grafton Road.

Police and London Ambulance services were called at about 8.30pm to reports of a moped in collision with a pedestrian.

A 17-year-old male – believed to be a pillion passenger on the moped – has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

He remains there in a critical condition.

The rider of the moped did not remain at the scene and it is believed a second scooter stopped and the rider got on as a pillion passenger and left.

Police later found a 21-year-old man, believed to be the rider, who was taken to a separate east London hospital suffering serious injuries.

He also remains in hospital and is also described as being in a critical condition.

The scooter left at the scene was identified as one stolen in Kensington and Chelsea Borough last November.

Detective Sergeant Mark Palmer, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this collision, and are appealing to anyone who was in or around the Grafton Lane area of Dagenham to contact us about what they saw.

“We are also keen to hear from any witnesses to the moments after the collision to help us identify the moped or scooter that picked up a pillion passenger and left the scene.”

No one has been arrested, enquiries continue.

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