Man killed after driver ‘deliberately’ ploughs into two pedestrians

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a car ploughed into two pedestrians in Leytonstone, north east London in what they say appears to be a "deliberate" act.

The Metropolitan Police say there was a row in the street shortly before the early mornign collision.

One of the men injured in the collision has since died in hospital, the force added tonight.

Police were called in the early hours of this morning to reports of the car colliding with two pedestrians on High Road.

Two men aged 32 and 52 were rushed to hospital after the collision, reported shortly before 1am.

The older victim died from his injuries in hospital at 5.18pm today, police said.

The other man remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, the Met added.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley said it appeared to be a "deliberate" act.

“At this early stage, it is appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car.

"There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward, to contact police.”

There have been no arrests made yet and enquiries continue, the Met's statement said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 304/5May.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC or online at

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