BREAKING: One teen dead. Police chase through Stamford Hill ends in collision

A police chase along the A107 Clapton Common, ended in a collision involving a motor cyclists and others. According to Twitter account @ChaimHochhauser, one person is dead, 2 injured and one arrest has been made.

UPDATE: Met Police have released the following statement 

“Police were called to Kingsland Road, E8 at 11:16hrs on Tuesday, 9 February to reports of a moped that had made off after a suspected theft. Officers attended. During enquiries the moped was located at 11:45hrs in Stamford Road.

The moped failed to stop for police and was pursued by officers using their blue lights and sirens. National Police Air Service was also called.

The moped was subsequently in collision with a van on Upper Clapton Road, Hackney at 11:55hrs

Two men on the moped, both believed to be in their late teens, were injured.

Officers rendered first aid and London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended.

One male was later pronounced dead at the scene”.

Clapton Common is closed at both ends between Leweston Place and A10 junction Stamford Hill. A diversion is in place affecting  the 254,  253, 348 and 319.

Photo: @ChaimHochhauser

Photo: @ChaimHochhauser

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7 Responses to "BREAKING: One teen dead. Police chase through Stamford Hill ends in collision"

  1. Rob  09/02/2016 at 9:41 pm

    A 300cc Vespa scooter is not a moped, a moped is a 50cc vehicle that is normally limited to 30mph, you sound like asses when you get your facts so wrong.

  2. Remi  10/02/2016 at 10:14 am

    Oh shut up. Where in the press release did it say it was a 300cc Vespa? And who really gves a crap?

  3. Riggs (Lewis Johnsons Uncle)  12/02/2016 at 10:55 am

    The bottom fucking line is my nephew is dead so it’s not about how fast the bike was it’s about the scum police giving chase over 3 miles there the fucking murderers!!!! Apparently the police are not allowed to chase kids on mopeds for this reason and just to top it all off there was an helicopter above so why the fuck didn’t they back off?! Yes the boys were up to no good but he didn’t deserve to die!!!! I believe the police solely caused the crash probably made contact with the (moped) but a very powerful one and they lost control and for hitting a van a a busy junction they were no where near a juction and just to top it all off there was not damage at all to the front off the moped so wtf are the police saying????!!!! It’s just one big cover up per usual! Murdering SCUM!!!! They were supposed to have learned from when they killed Henry Hicks two years ago obviously not! Bravado bastards!!!!!

  4. Don't break the law  22/02/2016 at 6:49 pm

    First of all I am sorry for the loss of your nephew but if he was not out stealing and robbing that morning and when required to do so stopped for the police he would still be here. He choose to fail to stop for the police so don’t go blaming the police for the death of your nephew who made the decision to break the law. If you want to blame anybody it’s a lot closer to home than you think.

  5. peter  24/02/2016 at 2:36 pm

    Riggs. How dare you put this on the police.

    Your comment “Yes, the boys were up to no good” makes it sound like they’rea couple of eight-year olds, scrumping for apples.

    These were two adult men doing premeditated a smash-and-grab job, which must have been terrifying for everyone who witnessed it, suffered directly from it and had the misfortune to be on the roads and pavements as they sped around the area.

    You should be thankful that their greed and total disregard for fellow Londoners didn’t result in them causing physical harm to other road users or pedestrians.

    Not sure where you’ve heard about “police not being allowed to chase *kids* on mopeds”, as that is not correct. However, its irrelevant anyway, due to their ages being 18 and 19.

    Consider if you were burgled by men on a moped and the police couldn’t give chase. You would be angry that the law makes it so easy for them to get away. The police are in a lose-lose position.

    Of course you are angry. I would be too. But don’t be angry with the people we employ to catch criminals. Be angry at Lewis for his behaviour, the greed that motivated his behaviour, the fact that he would rather steal from others than work hard for things and the risk he took with everyone’s life that day.

    Hating the police for the rest of your life is going to eat you up. This is a cause and effect situation, and the cause was Lewis.

  6. peter  26/02/2016 at 12:10 pm

    I have re-phrased my response, in the hope that it will be published, as I feel my points are valid, and might even be of some help to Lewis’s uncle…

    Your comment “Yes, the boys were up to no good” makes it sound like they are a couple of eight-year olds, scrumping for apples.

    These were two adult men doing premeditated a smash-and-grab job, which must have been terrifying for everyone who witnessed it, suffered directly from it and had the misfortune to be on the roads and pavements as they sped around the area. You should be thankful that their antics didn’t kill other road users or pedestrians.

    Not sure where you’ve heard about “police not being allowed to chase *kids* on mopeds”, as that is not correct. However, it is irrelevant anyway, due to their ages being 18 and 19.

    The police are in a lose-lose position. Consider if you had been burgled by men on a moped and the police couldn’t give chase. You would be angry that the law makes it so easy for them to get away.

    Of course you are angry. I would be too. But don’t be angry with the people we employ to catch criminals. Hating the police for the rest of your life is going to eat you up. The root cause of this situation is crime, not the law.

  7. simon  07/03/2016 at 9:57 am

    I agree with Riggs. How dare police chase thieves.

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