Police watchdog investigating tragic A63 crash which killed three

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Police watchdog investigating tragic A63 crash which killed three

Police watchdog investigating tragic A63 crash which killed three
2021-11-24 10:54:00
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has confirmed that they are investigating the A63 horror crash which has claimed the lives of three people and left another in a critical condition. Humberside Police have referred themselves to the independent police standards organisation following witness reports of a police presence in the area shortly before the collision. For the latest Humberside Police news and headlines, click here. The collision happened at around 10pm on Monday night near the Melton and North Ferriby junction, the impact claimed three lives including that of Elloughton mum Alison Clark. Humberside Police have confirmed that there was an active police operation in the area shortly before the fatal collision. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Humberside Police has referred itself to the IOPC following the fatal incident (Image: Katie Pugh) Two men and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene on Monday and a further male was admitted to hospital with life threatening injuries after a white BMW collided with a grey Peugeot 3008. Witnesses have described a police presence in the area near to Melton industrial estate, not far from the site of the collision shortly before the fatal incident. Others claimed to have seen a vehicle matching the description of the white BMW heading away from Hull ignoring traffic signals earlier the same night. There are a number of categories of incident after which, by law, a police force must refer themselves to the IOPC to conduct an investigation. This includes: “If someone had direct or indirect contact with the police when, or shortly before, they were seriously injured or died. “However, forces only need to refer cases where the contact may have caused or contributed to the death or injury.” Humberside Police told the BBC that it had referred itself to the IOPC due to an active police operation in the area before the collision. A police spokesperson said it was “standard procedure for us to engage with the IOPC after an incident of this nature”. For the latest on crime news in your area enter your postcode below When the IOPC receive a referral from a police force their assessment unit reviews the information provided and they decide whether the matter requires an investigation, and the type of investigation. There are three different types of investigation: independent – IOPC investigate the matter using their own investigators directed – IOPC direct and control the investigation using police resources local – the police force PSD investigates, with no involvement from the IOPC A red tent was erected on the carriageway shortly after the crash (Image: Sławomir Fiszer) The IOPC said: “At the start of every investigation, we will outline which parts of the incident or event we wil

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