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Man killed by train during police chase

2013-11-12 22:36:27

The man was hit by a train at 17:12 in Willesden

A man has died after being hit by a train as he was chased by police in north-west London.

Met Police said the man was stopped at 16:25 GMT in Christchurch Avenue, Willesden Green, by officers who believed he was in possession of drugs.

He fled on foot shortly after being stopped and was "pursued and observed" by officers for about 40 minutes, the force said.

He was hit by a train at 17:12 near Dartmouth Road, Willesden.

The man, who has not been named, is believed to be aged in his 20s. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police helicopter and the dog unit were involved in the search for the man, who ran into gardens and climbed over fences before he was killed, police said.

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed.


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