Woman arrested over fatal Wimbledon school crash rebailed

<span>Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A woman who was arrested in connection with the Wimbledon school crash had been rebailed until January, the Metropolitan police have said.

Two eight-year-olds girls died when a Land Rover Defender crashed through the fence of the Study Prep school in Wimbledon on 6 July.

Several other people were taken to hospital, including a seven-month-old baby, after the collision with a building at the private preparatory school for girls aged four to 11.

The woman, 46, from Wimbledon, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in July.

She was taken to hospital, where her condition was assessed as non-life threatening, and initially bailed until September.

The force has now confirmed she has been rebailed until January.

Nuria Sajjad and Selena Lau, both eight, died after the incident. In a statement in July, Nuria’s family described her as “the light of our lives”.

“She embodied joy, kindness, generosity and she was loved by all around her,” they said.

Selena’s family described her as an “intelligent and cheeky girl” who had been “adored and loved by everyone”.

After the crash, 35 police vehicles attended the scene with other members of the emergency services.

Sixteen people were treated at the scene and 10 were taken to hospital.

Police said at the time that the injured adults were parents or carers of pupils and not staff at the school.