Investigations ongoing into fatal crash involving police van and pedestrian at Hethel

PUBLISHED: 10:46 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 31 October 2017

The white police van involved in the collision at Hethel.

The white police van involved in the collision at Hethel.


Investigations are continuing after a woman was fatally struck by a police van which had its blue lights on.

Officers had been looking for the woman, who was reported missing, when their marked van hit her in Hethel, near Norwich.

The woman, in her 50s, was hit at around 10.20pm on Thursday, July 27.

She was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) piloted by the Duke of Cambridge on his final shift as an air ambulance pilot.

She died two days later, on July 29.

A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said an investigation into the incident was “still ongoing”.

As previously reported, early indications were that the police van had its blue lights on at the time of the collision.

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