Pedestrian Killed in East London: Murder Suspect Arrested at Heathrow

London, England – A murder suspect was apprehended at Heathrow Airport shortly after a tragic incident involving a car striking and killing a man in east London, according to police reports.

The Metropolitan Police received a call at 5:11 am on Sunday regarding a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Barking Road in Newham. Emergency responders on the scene provided first aid to the 35-year-old pedestrian, but despite their efforts, he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

Following the incident, a 33-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of murder around 3:30 pm on Sunday. Additionally, a 30-year-old woman was also taken into custody on suspicion of assisting the suspected offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke, overseeing the investigation, expressed her condolences to the victim’s family during this challenging time. Yorke urged individuals who may have witnessed the incident at the event on Barking Road to come forward with any information that could aid the investigation.

Forensic collision investigators continued to work at the scene throughout the day, reassuring the community that there was no imminent danger. Police officers planned to remain in the area in the following days to provide support and reassurance to locals.

Authorities encourage anyone with pertinent information about the incident to contact the police at 101, quoting CAD 1281/24Mar. The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement officials seek to bring justice to the victim and his family.