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Man, 34, dies on railway tracks in south London after police chase
14 June 2023, 21:29 | Updated: 14 June 2023, 23:56
A 34-year-old man has died on railway tracks in south London after being involved in a car chase with Metropolitan Police officers, the force said.
A chase began after a car heading towards Steatham High Road failed to stop for police at around 3.26am on Wednesday.
Officers followed the car for a short time, indicating it should stop, the Met said.
The car crashed in Brunswick Mews and the driver ran from the scene.
A police helicopter was called in to search the area and a man was seen lying on railway lines near Estreham Road.
The force said that once lines were made safe, officers and paramedics approached the man, who was then declared dead at the scene.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched an investigation into the incident, the Met added.
An IOPC spokesperson said: "After being notified by the MPS, we sent our investigators to the scene and the post-incident procedures to begin gathering evidence."