Chiswick Man Arrested After Fatal 'Hit And Run'

A New Zealand man died following the incident in Fulham


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A 38-year old man from Chiswick has been arrested in connection with a 'hit and run' incident in Fulham, in which a man died ten days ago.

Police arrested the man, from Alexandra Gardens, W4, following the collision in which 34-year old New Zealander Karl Jones, who lived in Clapton, East London, died, in the early hours of Sunday, June 1st.

Traffic officers had appealed for witnesses after Mr. Jones, who had earlier been involved in an altercation in the Southern Belle pub on Fulham Palace Road, was fatally injured. A black VW Golf involved in the incident had failed to stop at the scene. Mr. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a chest injury.

The car believed involved was later traced to an address in Alexandra Gardens, W4. A man, aged 38, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early July. A woman, aged 33, was also arrested but has since been released with no further action.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Hampton Traffic Garage investigate. Detective Sergeant Jeff Edwards leads the investigation and said: "Our enquiries have now established Mr Jones was involved in two separate incidents - one in the Southern Belle pub and one where he was involved in a collision with a black VW Golf.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnesses either of these incidents or events prior or immediately after these incidents, to contact police so we can piece together the series of events which led to this tragic incident."

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was aware of the accident and was providing support to Mr Jones' family.

His family have posted a death notice in a local newspaper describing Mr Jones as a treasured son, brother and uncle and "Loyal friend to so many mates, an independent and proud spirit now free to roam."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 0208 941 9011.

June 9, 2014