Motorist who died in Kenton car crash following police chase is named
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A investigation has been launched following the death of a motorist who crashed in Kenton following a police chase.
Relando Tekle-Giorgies was driving a black Peugeot 207 when he crashed into parked cars in Kenton Road at 1.10am on December 29.
The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is looking into the circumstances surrounding his death after it emerged that police officers in a patrol car attempted to carry out a stop.
An IOPC spokesman confirmed that police officers started to chase the car but stopped when Mr Tekle-Giorgies failed to stop which increased the distance between them
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When officers did reach the Peugeot it had crashed into parked cars on Kenton Road.
Investigators have collected CCTV material, body worn video from the officers and in-vehicle data from the police car involved in the pursuit.
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They are treating all police officers who were involved in the chase that Friday night as witnesses and continue to seek information from members of the public who may have seen something.
Jonathan Green, IOPC regional director for London, said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life and my thoughts are with his family and friends and all those affected.
“The investigation is progressing but I would ask that anyone who saw any part of the incident should contact us as soon as possible to assist in our investigation.”
Witness appeal boards will be placed in the area in the upcoming days and anyone who is able to provide any information should contact us on 0800 015 4876 or email KentonRoadRTC@policeconduct.gov.uk
The Independent Office for Police Conduct, formerly the Independent Police Complaints Commission, oversees the police complaints system and investigates the most serious incidents and complaints involving the police.
The IOPC, which is independent of the police, uses learning from its work to influence changes in policing.