Update: 5pm – Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe that they know the identities of the two men aged 33 and 38 years old, who are from Islington. Next of kin have been informed. Police also say the 31 year old driver also from Islington, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, suspicion of driving under the influence and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Two men died early this morning after the Audi car they were in, was involved in a police chase, along Seven Sisters Road near the junction of St Ann’s Road, in Haringey.
Police say the 30 year old male driver who was injured and remains in hospital, attempted to flee the scene by foot, but was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He will be questioned on his release.
Scotland Yard has since issued a statement:
Shortly before 0200hrs on Friday, 29 March, Islington officers on routine patrol in a police vehicle became suspicious of a car that appeared to make off at speed when passed in the opposite direction by police.
After several minutes searching for the Audi, the officers sighted it several hundred metres away and they sought to catch up.
The Audi was driven through a red light and a short time later it clipped a white van and subsequently collided with a bridge on Seven Sisters Road near to the junction with St Ann’s Road in Haringey.
Two male passengers in the Audi, both believed to be aged in their late 20s or early 30s, were seriously injured.
Officers gave CPR prior to the arrival of ambulances, but both were pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue to establish the identity of the two men.
The A503 Seven Sisters Road remains closed in both directions at St Ann’s Road. Bus routes 67 259 279 remain on diversion as Seven Sisters Rd closed both ways at junction with St Ann’s Rd. Expect delays in the immediate areas including A10 Amhurst Park Road in Stamford Hill.