Lambeth collision: Young woman killed in suspected hit-and-run crash in south London

Tom Collomosse

A young woman in her early 20s has died after a suspected hit-and-run crash in south London.

The woman was struck by a car "travelling at speed" on Brixton Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are searching for the car, believed to be a dark-coloured VW - possibly a Golf - and its driver.

The Metropolitan Police said it was called to the junction of Brixton Hill and Dumbarton Road at around half past midnight.

"The driver of the vehicle, which was travelling at speed, did not stop at the scene and enquiries are under way to trace it," the force said.

"The vehicle is believed to be a dark coloured VW, possibly a Golf, which may have sustained damage to the bonnet."

Any witnesses or people with information that could assist investigators were asked to call 101 ref CAD 183/12 Jan.