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Investigation into telecom works after death of woman hit by bus in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 13:47 22 June 2018

Police at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Rhiannon Long.

Police at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Rhiannon Long.

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‘Urgent telecommunication works’ are being investigated following the death of a woman in Stratford.

The woman died at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Mervyn PhillipsThe woman died at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Mervyn Phillips

The 63-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a route 25 bus in the High Street at around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

A Newham Council spokeswoman expressed condolences to the woman’s family and friends and said that the council is “working closely with the Metropolitan Police to establish the exact details of the fatality”.

She added: “It is not thought that the incident was related to speeding or the ongoing Stratford town centre improvement works being undertaken by the council.

“However, the council is aware of some urgent telecommunications works in the immediate vicinity of the incident that were being undertaken for BT, and those works are subject to the ongoing police investigation.”

A BT Openreach spokesman said: “We’ve seen the incident reported but we have no comment to make at this time.”

Officers from the serious collision investigation unit continue to appeal for witnesses.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 020 8597 4874, quoting CAD4003/20JUN, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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