Man and woman killed in car crash after police pursuit in west London

Man and woman killed in car crash after police pursuit in west London

Two people have died in a crash following a police pursuit in west London.

The Metropolitan Police said officers responded to reports of an aggravated burglary in Harrow, north-west London, at about 8.40pm on Sunday.

As part of the response, a pursuit began.

At about 9pm, the vehicle being pursued moved on to the wrong side of the carriageway on the A40 and crashed with a coach near the junction of Kingsdown Avenue, Acton.

A male and a female were pronounced dead at the scene, while a second man was taken to hospital for treatment. All three were occupants of the vehicle being pursued.

There were no reports of any other serious injuries and details of the number of people on the coach have not been released.

The Met said the police cars did not follow when the vehicle drove on to the wrong side of the road.

Road closures remain in place in the area, and London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are on the scene.

Scotland Yard said the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct had been informed of the incident.

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