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Victim of fatal accident at Horse Roundabout, Belvedere, identified as Erith man

PUBLISHED: 11:17 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 17 March 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses  to the incident at the Horse Roundabout. Picture: Met Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident at the Horse Roundabout. Picture: Met Police

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The man killed in a collision in Belvedere on Tuesday, March 13, has been named by police as 61-year-old Gbolahan Akinlolu Odulate, from Erith.

Police initially thought Mr Odulate was the driver of a Mercedes but detectives now believe he was a pedestrian.

They are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision at the junction of Picardy Manorway and Anderson Way - known as the Horse Roundabout – at 8.30pm.

Following the incident, a Mercedes stopped on the roundabout and the occupants ran off. A second dark coloured car, believed to be an Audi, failed to stop at the scene.

Police, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service attended and Mr Odulate was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination was held on Friday, March 16 at Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, and a provisional cause of death was given as multiple injuries.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating. They would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any other information that may assist the inquiry.

Det Sgt Jo Densham, leading the investigation, said: “We know that a number of people in the Mercedes made off from the scene.

“We are also trying to identify the vehicle and occupants of the other car in the vicinity which also left the scene. If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please get in touch right away.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574.

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