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A40 crash: Man and woman killed after car in police chase ploughs into coach

Mirror logo Mirror 11/02/2019 Joshua Taylor
a blue bus parked on the side of a road: East Acton, United Kingdom. 10 February 2019. A police pursuit has resulted in a fatal road traffic collision involving a police vehicle, car and a coach.. Credit: Peter Manning © Peter Manning East Acton, United Kingdom. 10 February 2019. A police pursuit has resulted in a fatal road traffic collision involving a police vehicle, car and a coach.. Credit: Peter Manning

A man and a woman have been killed after a police chase along the A40 in London.

The smash came after an aggravated burglary was reported in Harrow.

Police chased a car afterwards along the A40 before calling off the pursuit when it began driving the wrong way down the carriageway.

It was then involved in a collision with a coach in Acton, the Met Police said.

a car parked in a parking lot: Forensic investigators are at the scene © Peter Manning Forensic investigators are at the scene

The force said in a statement: "Police responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at a residential address in Harrow.

"As part of this response, a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The police helicopter was also called to assist.

"At approximately 9pm the vehicle being pursued moved onto the wrong side of the carriageway on the A40. The police vehicles did not follow.

"The vehicle was then in collision with a coach. There were three occupants in the vehicle.

a truck on a city street: The front of the coach appears badly damaged © Peter Manning The front of the coach appears badly damaged

"Two people - one male and one female - were pronounced dead at the scene; a second male has been taken to hospital for treatment."

Road closures remain in place and th IOPC police watchdog has been informed.

There are no reports of other serious injures, the Met said.

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