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12/01/2019 07:15 GMT | Updated 12/01/2019 11:27 GMT

Brixton 'Hit-And-Run': Police Hunt Driver After Young Woman Dies

The victim, aged in her early 20s, was struck by a car travelling at speed in Brixton.

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A young woman has been killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver in south London.

The victim, aged in her early 20s, was struck by a car travelling at speed on Brixton Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Metropolitan Police said.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching for the car, believed to be a dark-coloured Volkswagen, possibly a Golf, and its driver.

Officers were called to the junction of Brixton Hill and Dumbarton Road at about 12.30am.

“The driver of the vehicle, which was travelling at speed, did not stop at the scene and inquiries are under way to trace it,” the force said, adding that the bonnet of the car could be damaged.

Any witnesses or people with information were asked to call 101.