Appeal to trace Barking man after passenger suffered life changing injuries following serious car crash

PUBLISHED: 11:13 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 18 July 2018

Officers would like to speak with David Leslie Hansen regarding a collision that left his passenger injured. Picture: London Metropolitan Police

Officers would like to speak with David Leslie Hansen regarding a collision that left his passenger injured. Picture: London Metropolitan Police


Police are looking for a man from Barking who is believed to have been driving a stolen vehicle which collided with a stationary lorry in March.

David Leslie Hansen, 26 from Barking is wanted on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He is believed to have been driving a stolen Ford Focus, with false plates which collided with a lorry on the A13 Wennington in Romford on Sunday, March 18.

As a result of the crash, the front seat passenger suffered life changing injuries.

Hansen is described as a white man, about 5ft 7in tall with short brown hair.

He is known to frequent the east London and Liverpool area.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference 312/18 March.

Alternatively, anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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