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Murder inquiry launched as man hit by lorry while chasing suspected robber

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was hit by a lorry while chasing a suspected robber from a shop in east London.

The 43-year-old man – who was pronounced dead at the scene – is thought to have been pushed under a lorry by the suspect.

No arrests had been made in connection with the incident yet which occurred on River Road in Barking, east London, this morning. The road runs through a business park containing numerous commercial premises.

A statement released by the Metropolitan Police tonight read: “A 43-year-old man was pronounced dead after a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian in River Road, Barking, at about 10.30am. Police say they believe the collision may be linked to a commercial robbery which took place in the area shortly beforehand.”

Police have not released the identity of the man while next of kin are informed.

 The Metropolitan Police has asked anyone with information to call 020 8345 1570 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.