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Hornchurch hit-and-run victim named as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein

PUBLISHED: 16:46 24 July 2015

The victim of the hit-and-run in Hornchurch on Wednesday morning has been named as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein

The victim of the hit-and-run in Hornchurch on Wednesday morning has been named as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein

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Police have named the victim of Hornchurch hit-and-run as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein.

He was killed shortly after midnight on Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle on Hornchurch Road at the junction with Albany Road.

Emergency services were called to find pedestrian, Mr Bernstein, suffering critical injuries and London Ambulance Service pronounced him dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and a post mortem held at Queen’s hospital on Thursday revealed his cause of death to be from multiple injuries.

Officers have renewed their appeal for information regarding a black BMW 3 Series which was seen in Hornchurch town centre with two other cars shortly before the collision.

It is believed the BMW was stolen from the area on Wednesday July 15 and has been driven on false “57” number plates since then.

Police would also like to speak with anyone who has information about the car, or who may know someone who has recently started driving a BMW that matches the description.

Detectives from the serious collision investigation unit based at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage are investigating and would like to speak with anyone who has information about the car or the collision.

Any witnesses should contact police on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries, including the review of local CCTV footage, continue. No arrests have been made.


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