Renewed witness appeal after woman was left dying in street in Shadwell outside church
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Police are reopening an appeal today for witnesses to a road incident when a woman was left dying in the street in London’s East End.
Pedestrian Tanya Downs, 37, was found unconscious with a head injury outside St George’s-in-the-East parish church in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, near the traffic-lights with The Highway, on December 15.
An off-duty police officer passing-by gave first-aid before paramedics and doctors from the Royal London arrived—but she died at the scene.
A van involved in the accident failed to stop, Scotland Yard said. It was later traced to an address in Bethnal Green, two miles away, where a man of 53 was arrested who has since been bailed to return to police next month.
Traffic investigators wants to hear from two men who helped the off-duty officer giving first aid and from the driver of a transit van, possibly a maintenance vehicle, as well as the driver of a Vauxhall Zafira car parked in Cannon Street Road, who may know what happened at 9pm that Tuesday night, 10 days before Christmas, when Tanya died.
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Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Met’s traffic division on 020-8597 4874, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.
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