Murder suspect arrested at Heathrow hours after man hit and killed by car

By John Mercury March 25, 2024

A murder suspect has been arrested at Heathrow Airport hours after a man was hit by a car and killed in east London.

Officers and paramedics were called to Barking Road in Newham at 5.11am on Sunday to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian, the Metropolitan Police said.

A 35-year-old man was found injured at the junction with Arragon Road and died shortly after.

At 3.30pm, a 33-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of murder.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and they both remain in custody.

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Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with the victim’s family at what will be an incredibly difficult time for them.

“Our family liaison officers will support them as our inquiries continue.

“I am aware that a large number of people had been at an event in Barking Road overnight and many would have witnessed the incident. I am appealing for those people to come forward immediately. Your information could be vital to the investigation.

“Forensic collision investigators have worked at the scene throughout the day and, although we do not believe there to be any risk to the wider community, officers will remain in the area over the coming days to provide reassurance.”

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