A woman in her 20s has died after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run in south London.
Detectives are appealing for information following the horrifying incident in Stockwell at around 4am this morning.
Police are hunting for the driver, who officers say sped away from the scene after hitting the woman, leaving her critically injured.
Detective Sergeant Jose-Paulo Qureshi is leading the investigation. He said: "We are doing everything we can to trace the vehicle involved in what is now a fatal collision.
"A young woman has lost her life. I would urge the driver concerned to contact police at the earliest opportunity.
"Equally there are those who saw what happened in this busy part of Stockwell and we need them to call the witness line and give information."
If you have information that could assist the investigation, please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford Garage on 020 8285 1574, quoting CAD 1429/05Aug, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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