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Police appeal for dash cam footage after Thamesmead crash that killed a man and saw a horse put down

PUBLISHED: 08:39 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:39 30 July 2018

Police were called to reports of a crash between a car and a horse and cart in Eastern Way, Thamesmead, on Saturday morning. Photo: Google Maps

Police were called to reports of a crash between a car and a horse and cart in Eastern Way, Thamesmead, on Saturday morning. Photo: Google Maps

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Police officers have launched a public appeal for information after a crash involving a car and a horse and cart in Thamesmead on Saturday morning left a man and a horse dead.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 8.45am on Saturday, 28 July to the A2016 Eastern Way to a report of a road traffic collision involving a car, and a man with a horse and cart.

Officers attended. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.25am.

Enquiries to trace and inform his next of kin are ongoing.

The horse was also seriously injured, and was put down.

The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was taken to a police station.

Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are leading the investigation, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward; in particular, motorists who may have dash-cam footage.

If you have information that could assist the investigation, please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) based at Catford Garage on 0208 285 1574, quoting CAD 2164/28JUL, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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