Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian fatally struck by stolen car in Manor Park

PUBLISHED: 07:34 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 07:34 21 November 2013

Police at the scene in Manor Park

Police at the scene in Manor Park


Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a stolen car.

According to police, the 52-year-old man was walking on a pavement in Forest Drive, close to Manor Park railway station, when the collision happened yesterday at about 7.20am.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed though formal identification has yet to take place.

Officers have described the car as a blue Ford Focus, which had been reported stolen from the Manor Park area.

It came to a stop close to the scene of the incident and a man, who police believe to be the driver, was seen to flee on foot.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call the witness line on 020 8597 4874, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder