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Birmingham police pursuit crash death probed by IPCC

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate a fatal crash involving a driver who had been pursued by police.

The 26-year-old man died after a black Peugeot hit a tree in Bristol Road South, Birmingham, at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday, the IPCC said.

West Midlands Police said they had been in pursuit of the car which failed to stop.

The force said its Professional Standards Department informed the IPCC.

It added this was "normal procedure in a collision where a police vehicle is involved".

The force said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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