Police Chase Crash Witnesses Sought

Detectives are trying to trace three witnesses to a car smash that killed two men who were being chased by police.

Shaka Henry, 33, and Gregory Jones, 38, both died after the Audi in which they were passengers clipped a van and crashed into a bridge in the early hours of Good Friday.


Today Scotland Yard said that police want to speak to three witnesses who were near the scene of the smash in Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham, north London on March 29.


They are the driver of a black cab who spoke to other witnesses; a man, who is black and was wearing a hooded top, who was on the pavement; and a man who was repairing or changing a wheel on a Mercedes on St Ann's Road.


Police officers were chasing the Audi after they became suspicious when it sped off as it passed their patrol car.


The Audi went through a red traffic light, hit a van and then crashed into a bridge on Seven Sisters Road.


Officers tried to give Mr Henry and Mr Jones CPR but they both died from their injuries.


The driver of the Audi, aged 30, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and driving without a licence.


He has been released on bail until May.


An inquest into the men's deaths was opened and adjourned on April 2, and the coroner will review the cases on July 2.