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Motorcyclist killed in Gidea Park hit and run

PUBLISHED: 09:53 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 31 October 2016

Police have issued a warning in response to a spate of recent burglaries. Photo: PA

Police have issued a warning in response to a spate of recent burglaries. Photo: PA

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A 23-year-old motorcyclist died at the weekend after a collision with a car.

Police were called to Main Road at the junction with Heath Drive, Gidea Park, shortly before 10.50pm to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and a car.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade.

The motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man, was found seriously injured and was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2.49am.

The car failed to stop at the scene and was later found by officers abandoned in a car park in Main Road.

A 51-year-old man was arrested for causing serious injury by careless driving.

He was taken into custody at an east London police station and has now been released on bail to a date in late November.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are investigating.

Next of kin have been informed, however formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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