BMW occupants, who helped at the scene, asked to come forward
Detectives investigating the circumstances around the death in Wandsworth of 41-year-old Anthony Young, from West Norwood, are appealing to the occupants of a dark coloured BMW to contact them.
Police were called at 23:40hrs on Friday 22 October to reports of a traffic incident on Trinity Road, at the junction with Magdalen Road in SW18.
Mr Young, the driver of a gold Nissan Micra, and the
driver of a blue Ford Fiesta, stopped at the location (travelling away from Wandsworth) and were involved in an altercation.
Mr Young was then in collision with another vehicle travelling north towards Wandsworth.
That vehicle failed to stop. However the occupants of a dark coloured BMW 1 Series which was directly behind, did stop and offer assistance, before driving away a short time later.
Mr Young was taken to St George's Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 01:53hrs the following morning. A post-mortem gave cause of death as a head injury.
An incident room has opened at Sutton under DI Justin Davies of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. DI Davies says: "I am appealing directly to the driver of the vehicle that was in collision with Mr Young, and also the occupants of the BMW, to contact the police.
"It is imperative that we identify all the witnesses to this incident, whether driver or passengers or anyone passing through the area at the time."
Anyone who can assist should call the incident room on 020 8721 4205. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The driver of the blue Ford Fiesta - a 25-year old man - was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to a south London police station. He was later bailed to return pending further inquiries – due in February 2011
December 7, 2010