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IPCC to investigate Enfield police chase death

Emergency services at accident scene
Image caption The man climbed over the barriers into the path of a north-bound train

The case of a man killed by a train in north London trying to escape police has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Irishman Mircea Adam, also known as Bobi Rostas, was killed after a car chase in Enfield on Monday.

When the Mercedes he was travelling in stopped at a rail track, he hurdled the closed barrier before being struck.

Two men aged 21 and 22 arrested after leaving the vehicle - believed to have been uninsured - have been bailed.

An IPCC spokeswoman confirmed the case had been referred to them by police and said a full announcement would be made on Friday.

Reg Walker, a member of the public, arrived at the scene five minutes after the incident.

He said: "There was a silver Mercedes stopped in the middle of the road with the bonnet virtually touching the crossing gates.

"There was a police van on one side and they were putting a man into the van.

"The gates were down at the time."

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