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Man killed in Streatham hit-and-run

CCTV images of a vehicle police want to trace Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Police want to speak to the driver of this car filmed on Tooting Bec Road in Streatham

A man has been knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver in south London.

The 33-year-old victim was struck on Tooting Bec Road at the junction of Dr Johnson Avenue, Streatham, at 03:10 BST on Saturday.

Met Police said the man, whose identity is not being released at this stage, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have released CCTV images of a silver car they want to trace in connection with the incident.

They would also like to speak to the driver of a Hackney carriage taxi who was seen by witnesses near the scene at the time of the collision.

Det Sgt Phil Hames of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton said: "I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has information - including reports of a car which sustained unexplained frontal damage overnight - that may help identify the driver or the vehicle involved."

The appeal number for people to call police is 020 85435157.

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