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Police update from IOPC after death of man in Colindale

Met Police has received an update from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) regarding the tragic death of a man at Colindale Underground Station.

On Sunday, 19 May, around 1:00am, police were called to reports of a fight and criminal damage outside Colindale station. Upon arrival, officers saw a man who then entered the station. When officers followed and tried to detain him, the man fled onto the tracks and was fatally injured.

As per protocol, the incident was referred to the IOPC due to the police contact before the man’s death. After reviewing the officers’ body-worn video, the IOPC determined that no investigation was necessary and referred the case back to the Met. The Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) also reviewed the case and concluded that no further investigation is required.

British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating the incident’s circumstances and supporting the man’s family, who have been informed of the latest developments.

Superintendent Lorraine Busby-McVey, responsible for policing in Barnet, said: “This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family of the man who very sadly lost his life.

“It is only right the matter was reviewed by the IOPC given the circumstances, and we thank them for their swift work in reaching this outcome – which is helpful to all those involved. Our colleagues from BTP will now progress the investigation and we will be providing statements from the officers involved to assist their enquiries.”

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