Rainham crash: Man dies after east London 'hit-and-run'

Mark Chandler
Crash: A man has died after an alleged hit-and-run: Google Street View

A man has died after being knocked down by a car in an alleged east London hit-and-run, police say.

The 53-year-old was struck by a vehicle while walking along Lower Mardyke Avenue in Rainham on Saturday night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 8.45pm and paramedics rushed him to hospital.

However, despite the efforts of medics, he died the following day.

Detectives say the car did not stop at the scene but has since been found.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said on Sunday: “A man, aged in his 30s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after attending an east London police station.

“He remains in custody.

“A car - believed to have been involved in the collision - has been recovered.”

Detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are urging anyone who saw what happened to contact police.

If you have information, contact police on 020 8597 4874, tweet @MetCC or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.