Girl, 12, dies after hit-and-run involving Bentley Continental in London

The Metropolitan Police have urged anyone with any information to come forward


A 12-year-old girl has died after she was injured in a hit-and-run involving a Bentley Continental in north London at the weekend.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the girl was fatally injured in Colney Hatch Lane, Barnet, just after 10.10pm on Saturday.

She was travelling in a Vauxhall Astra that was involved in a crash with the Bentley and was taken to hospital, but she died on Tuesday.

Her family are aware.

Colney Hatch Lane
Colney Hatch Lane
A generic picture of a Bentley Continental
A generic picture of a Bentley Continental

Detective Inspector Ian Watson, from the Metropolitan Police Road and Transport Policing Command, said: “My thoughts are with the girl’s family as they come to terms with this devastating news and we will do everything we can to support them at this difficult time.

“Our investigation into how the collision occurred continues and I encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward if they haven’t already done so.”

Two men who were in the Bentley fled on foot before police arrived at the scene of the crash.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Monday, before the girl died, and released on bail until late September.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8246 9820 or 101, quoting the reference CAD 7888/20Aug.