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16 September 2014, 12:45
The IPCC investigation into the fatal road traffic collision involving a Thames Valley Police car and Aston McLean is appealing for help to trace potential witnesses.
At around 1.45am on Wednesday 6 August, a marked Thames Valley Police car was involved in a collision with Aston on Wokingham Road. Aston, 28, died at the scene. He was also known as Aston Williams.
Through their enquiries IPCC investigators have recovered CCTV from a number of locations near the scene. This has been reviewed and has identified two men walking along Wokingham Road, near the junction with Eastern Avenue, who may have witnessed the incident.
· The first man is described a wearing light denim jeans, carrying a rucksack and wearing either a jacket with a dark body and light coloured sleeves or a body warmer.
· The second man is wearing jeans, a light coloured top, a dark baseball cap and is on the phone.
The men, or anyone who believes they know who they are, are asked to contact the investigation team on 0800 092 0340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the investigation the driver of the police car has been served a notice informing them they are under investigation for potential criminal and misconduct matters. The serving of a notice advises an officer or member of police staff that their conduct is subject of investigation - such notices are not judgmental in any way.
Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori said:
"This remains a difficult and sensitive time for Aston’s family and loved ones as they are still coming to terms with their loss. Our investigation is making good progress and has recovered a range of material that we are analysing to help us understand what happened. That work has led to the identification of two men in the CCTV who were in the area at around the same time as the incident and we encourage them, or anyone who believes they know who they are, to contact our investigation.”