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Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a fail to stop collision in Stockwell that left a woman dead.

Police were called to Clapham Road, SW9 at 04:00hrs on Sunday, 5 August following reports of a collision.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a woman, aged in her 20s, suffering from critical injuries following a collision with a car.

The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her next-of-kin are in the process of being informed.

The driver of the car involved in the collision made off from the scene at speed. Efforts to trace the vehicle and driver are ongoing.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Road closures are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are leading the investigation, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward; in particular, pedestrian eye-witnesses and motorists who may have dash-cam footage.

Detective Sergeant Jose-Paulo Qureshi is leading the investigation. He said: “We are doing everything we can to trace the vehicle involved in what is now a fatal collision. A young woman has lost her life. I would urge the driver concerned to contact police at the earliest opportunity.

“Equally there are those who saw what happened in this busy part of Stockwell and we need them to call the witness line and give information.”

If you have information that could assist the investigation, please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford Garage on 020 8285 1574, quoting CAD 1429/05Aug, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC

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