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Two arrested 4 weeks after crash kills scooter rider

PUBLISHED: 19:48 15 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 05 October 2010

Mathew (inset) and police CCTV footage of the van believed to be involved

Mathew (inset) and police CCTV footage of the van believed to be involved

TWO people have been arrested in connection a fatal road accident involving a van that failed to stop when a motor-scooter rider was killed at traffic lights. But police are still appealing for witnesses four weeks after the incident in Dalston which fatally injured 34-year-old Mathew Hoxby (pictured) at the traffic lights of Kingsland High Street and Balls Pond Road at 6.40am on August 15

TWO people have been arrested tonight (Monday) in connection a fatal road accident involving a van that failed to stop when a motor-scooter rider was killed at traffic lights.

But police are still appealing for witnesses four weeks after the incident in Dalston which fatally injured 34-year-old Mathew Hoxby (pictured) at the traffic lights of Kingsland High Street and Balls Pond Road at 6.40am on TWO people have been arrested tonight (Monday) in connection a fatal road accident involving a van that failed to stop when a motor-scooter rider was killed at traffic lights.

But police are still appealing for witnesses four weeks after the incident in Dalston which fatally injured 34-year-old Mathew Hoxby (pictured) at the traffic lights of Kingsland High Street and Balls Pond Road at 6.40am on August 15.

Mathew died later from head and leg injuries at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

A 22-year-old man from Shoreditch in East London was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop. He has been bailed to return to police tomorrow (September 16) pending further enquiries.

A woman of 23 from Tufnell Park in north London was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and bailed to return on September 23.

A man arrested on August 16 in connection with the incident has now been released with no further action.

But police still want to find out what happened on August 15 when the van was in collision with Mathew’s Piaggio Vespa 125 scooter.

The van turning right from Kingsland High Street westward into Balls Pond Road hit the scooter travelling northward towards Stoke Newington where Matthew lived.

It is believed the van stopped briefly shortly after the collision, then drove off down Balls Pond Road, Scotland Yard confirmed. There were two people in the van, a man and a woman.

A witness spoke briefly with the driver further down the road, but the van nevertheless drove off.

“We believe the large white van had significant frontal damage,” said a police spokesman. “It had a front number plate missing and its front bumper was left at the accident scene.”

The van was described as a Mercedes Sprinter, registration P796 TGK.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is being urged to call the Traffic Unit at Euston on 020-7388 6806, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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