The scene in Brixton after this tragic incident
A woman has died after being run over by a prison van and dragged 20 yards along the road following a confrontation in the street.
The victim is said to have blocked the path of the Serco security van and goaded the driver seconds before the incident in Brixton.
He was arrested and questioned by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Witnesses told how the woman “danced” in the road and stopped the vehicle at the Brixton Hill crossing at 5.45pm yesterday, shouting at the driver and slapping at the bonnet.
Some claimed that, as the lights turned green, the van shot forward and hit her. An angry mob surrounded the van, banging on its sides, shouting “murderer, murderer”, forcing the driver to lock himself in the cab.
Medical staff treated the woman in the road but could not save her.
One witness, student Dennis Gyamfi, 18, said: “She’d stepped into the road and was gesturing at the van and other people. I don’t know if the driver knew if he’d struck her but there were people trying to stop him because she was being dragged down the road. She ended up underneath its back wheels.”
Samuel Joseph, a 30-year-old media worker from Clapham, added: “There were about 100 people, all looking under the van and taking photos. They weren’t trying to help, just gawping. It was sick. Then it started to turn nasty. They were pointing their camera phones into the driver’s face and shouting, ‘You’re a murderer! You’ve killed her!’ They were chanting ‘murderer’ and gesturing at him.
“He was just sat there with his head in his hands and looked in an absolute state. He wouldn’t get out of the van.” Continue Reading….
I have no words…… 😦