Police in court over Brixton road death

Two Metropolitan police officers will appear in court next week charged with driving offences following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) relating to the death of a pedestrian in Stockwell Road, Brixton, in June 2021.

PC Nadeem Patel, 27, charged with causing death by dangerous driving, and PC Gary Thomson, 30, charged with dangerous driving, are due to attend Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday 17 October.

The charges relate to an incident in which Shante Daniel-Folkes, 25, was hit by a police vehicle driven by PC Patel on Stockwell Road in Brixton.

PC Thomson was in a separate police vehicle. Both officers were responding to an emergency incident at the time.

Ms Daniel-Folkes sadly died at the scene of the collision.

The IOPC investigation concluded in May this year, when it provided a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service which authorised the charges.