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Biker killed—but his mates leave accident scene

PUBLISHED: 19:33 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:35 05 October 2010

A YOUNG motorcyclist was killed a failed to stop’ road crash at Chingford in East London last night (Thursday). Now police are appealing for witnesses or information after the biker collided with an Audi TT car and careered into a lamp-post in Waltham-way, at the junction with Hall-lane, at about 8pm. Four other bikers were riding with him—but they left before police arrived, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight (Friday).

A YOUNG motorcyclist was killed in a failed to stop’ road crash at Chingford in East London last night (Thursday).

Now police are appealing for witnesses or information after the biker collided with an Audi TT car and careered into a lamp-post in Waltham-way, at the junction with Hall-lane, at about 8pm.

Four other bikers were riding with him—but they left before police arrived, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight (Friday).

Police are treating it as a failed to stop’ incident. The man driving the Audi did stop.

The dead motorcyclist has been formally identified today as 23-year-old Ajay Desilva, who lived in South Woodford, two miles from the crash scene.

Ajay was riding a Suzuki with four others on separate bikes when two of them collided with the Audi. The second rider was not seriously injured.

Ambulance paramedics battled to save Ajay’s life, but he died at the scene. A post mortem at Walthamstow Mortuary this-afternoon gave cause of death as head injuries.

No arrests have been made. Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Met’s Collision investigation unit in confidence on 020-8597 4874, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.


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