Update: 5pm - Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe that…
The two male passengers who died following a police chase in the early hours of Good Friday,were named today.
Gregory Jones, 38, and Shaka Kane Henry, 33, both from Archway, were killed when the black Audi was believed to have driven through a red light and a short time later it clipped a white van and collided into a bridge on Seven Sisters Road, near to the junction with St Ann’s Road. Officers gave CPR prior to the arrival of paramedics, but both were pronounced dead at the scene. An inquest is due to open at Barnet Coroners Court on Today, Tuesday 2 April.
The driver of the white van was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.
The 30 year old driver who has yet to be named, tried to flee the scene but was apprehended and taken to a hospital. He has since been released and is currently in police custody. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence, and possession with intent to supply class A drugs and suspicion of driving without a licence.
Officers continue to investigate the traffic and drugs offences in relation to the driver. The MPS Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) has been informed and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding the pursuit.