Witness appeal after 50-year-old moped rider killed in Peckham crash

Katherine Johnston (27 January, 2020) Crime Emergency services

Three people have been arrested and bailed

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Detectives are urging witnesses of a collision in Peckham that took the life of a moped rider to come forward after a BMW driver was arrested.

Fifty-year-old Fida Yassine, from Southwark, was prounced dead on Monday, January 20 in hospital.

Officers and paramedics found him critically injured on Dennetts Road, Peckham, at 3.36pm on Sunday, January 19, after reports of a traffic collision.

Yassine, who had been riding a moped, was involved in a collision with a blue BMW, and a parked car.

The BMW driver and a female passenger spoke with officers at the scene. Police say they had reports that two men had made off from the BMW on foot.

On Tuesday, January 21, the 23-year-old driver was arrested. They later arrested two other men, aged  27 and 21. The woman was not arrested.

All three have been bailed.

Detective Chief Inspector James Stanyer described the crash as “a tragic incident which resulted in the death of an innocent man”.

“Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident, and need assistance from the public to piece together what happened on that Sunday afternoon,” he added.

“I want to hear from any members of the public who witnessed the collision, and in particular the moments before the collision.

“Did you see anything suspicious? Do you recall seeing people getting into a car near to Dennetts Road?

“Or did you notice anything unusual about the BMW, its occupants and the way in which the car was being driven?

“I also want to hear from anyone who saw the aftermath of the incident and may recall two men running from the scene.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call South East CID on 07788 916 864.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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