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Matthew Seddon death: Police officers investigated for misconduct

The crashed car and a police vehicle on the A33 in Reading
Image caption Six police vehicles were involved in the pursuit on the A33 in Reading

Eight police officers are being investigated for misconduct over the death of a man who was killed after his car crashed during a police pursuit.

Matthew Seddon, from Reading, was thrown from his Ford Fiesta and hit by a police car on the A33 on 11 February.

The 19-year-old was being pursued by Thames Valley Police after failing to stop.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking into the circumstances of the crash.

The eight officers and a civilian worker were served with misconduct notices as part of the police watchdog's investigation.

The IPCC said the officers were all at sergeant rank and below.

The body's commissioner Derrick Campbell said there was "an indication they may have behaved in a manner which would justify bringing disciplinary proceedings".

"We are building up a picture of the events leading up to the collision," he said.

"I would like to assure Matthew's family that our investigation is painstakingly piecing together information which I hope will provide the answers they seek and deserve."

An IPCC spokeswoman added that the Crown Prosecution Service would not be taking further action against an officer who had been investigated for careless driving.

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