Teenager killed as he's hit by a train after police tried to pull over a van


A teenager has died after being hit by a London Underground train while running away from from police.

The Metropolitan Police tried to pull over a van in the East Acton area at around 8.35pm, but when officers got out of their vehicle, the van drove off, police have said.

The van then hit another car before people got out the vehicle and ran away from the police, the Met Police added.

Moments later, a teenager was hit by an overground train at East Acton Tube Station and was pronounced dead at the scene, MyLondon reported. A special post-mortem and formal identification of the man will take place.

Nobody was detained or arrested during the incident and the police investigation into the incident continues.

A member of the public who was in one of the cars struck by the van was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which has decided the Met Police can review the case themselves to find out whether anything could or should have been done differently.

The Met's Professional Standard Department is now investigating the case.

Chief Superintendent Lou Puddefoot, in charge of policing in Central West BCU, said: "I am extremely sad to confirm the death of this teenager, and my thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family following this tragedy.

"We are in contact with his family, offering specialist support and updates on our work to determine what happened.

"Since the initial incident, representatives from our Professional Standards Department have visited the scene and are continuing to gather evidence.

"The case was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and after a thorough assessment, the IOPC has confirmed that is now for the Met to review, and to find out whether anything could, or should, have been done differently."

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