Police are hunting a suspected hit-and-run driver after a young woman was mowed down and killed on the streets of south London in the early hours of the morning.
The victim, aged in her early 20s, was struck by a car travelling at speed on Brixton Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Metropolitan Police said.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are searching for the car, believed to be a dark-coloured VW – possibly a Golf – and its driver.
Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver after a female pedestrian was killed at the junction of Brixton Hill (pictured) and Dumbarton Road at around midnight
The Metropolitan Police said it was called to the junction of Brixton Hill and Dumbarton Road at around half past midnight.
“The driver of the vehicle, which was travelling at speed, did not stop at the scene and enquiries are under way to trace it,” the force said.
“The vehicle is believed to be a dark coloured VW, possibly a Golf, which may have sustained damage to the bonnet.”
Any witnesses or people with information that could assist investigators were asked to call 101 ref CAD 183/12 Jan.