Update on Dollis Hill Lane incident

Earlier today, I blogged on an unfortunate incident that occurred on Dollis Hill Lane yesterday – LINK.

I have just been in contact with the Police who have communicated the following to me:

On Thursday 7 October 2010 at about 12:20hrs a collision occurred in Dollis Hill Lane at the junction with Dudden Hill Lane. A male pedestrian in his seventies was struck by a large tipper lorry. Despite treatment from the London Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene.

We believe we know the identity of the victim and his next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.

A post mortem will be carried out at Northwick Park Hospital in due course and an inquest will be opened at Barnet Coroner’s Court.

The driver of the lorry was arrested and taken to Wembley Police Station. He has been interviewed and bailed to return in January.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne of the Met’s Road Death Investigation Unit at Alperton said “This collision occurred close to a really busy interchange and there must have been a lot of people around at the time. I would urge anybody who saw what happened to contact us so that we can find out exactly what happened.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigating Unit on 020 8998 5319 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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London Crime Mapping System

I recently attended the Willesden Area Consultation Forum held at the College of North West London where one of the presentations of the evening came from the Safer Neighbourhood Team. It was a very informative presentation with bags of information.

A new crime mapping system has been launched by the Metropolitan Police in which it is possible to look at crime levels broken down at the Borough, Ward and Subward levels. The data used to compile the  mapping system is updated monthly and has been an effective practical tool for the Police, as it has allowed them to identify crime hotspot areas more efficiently so that they can concentrate their efforts accordingly.

Contact details for all Safer Neighbourhood Team representatives are also publicly available through the following website:

LINK (Brent Safer Neighbourhood Teams)