A Metropolitan Police traffic officer hurt in a hit and run incident on Friday morning has died, Scotland Yard has announced.
PC Andrew Duncan was critically injured after attempting to stop a black VW Golf which then collided with him.
The incident happened at approximately 0050 hrs on Friday 20th September on the A217 Reigate Avenue with the junction of Rose Hill, Sutton.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury whilst dangerous driving and has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The Met are urging anyone who witnessd the incident or has information about it to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4205.
Paying tribute to PC Andrew Duncan, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “I was so sad to hear that PC Andrew Duncan died this morning.
“On behalf of the Metropolitan Police family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his wife and children, parents, family and friends. ”Andy was a hard working and courageous policeman. He served the community as both a police officer and as a Scouting volunteer.
”The night he was injured, he was doing a job that he loved and we all had every right to expect he would return safely to his home and family – tragically that was not the case.
“We will continue to professionally and objectively investigate this incident under the oversight of Her Majesty’s Coroner.
“I would urge anyone with information to contact us.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “His death is a tragedy and a reminder of the courage and sacrifice shown daily by the men and women who keep London safe.
“My thoughts and those of every Londoner are with Andrew’s wife and children at this time.”
Joanne McCartney AM, chair of the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, has also offered her condolences to PC Duncan’s family and friends.
Assembly Member McCartney said: “I know I speak for all my colleagues on the Assembly when I say how saddened we are to hear about the death of PC Andrew Duncan.
“Our thoughts are with his colleagues, friends, and especially his family whose grief must be unbearable.
“PC Duncan’s 23 years of service dedicated to keeping London safe, and the ultimate price he paid in the pursuit of that goal, should remind us all that dedication and commitment lie at the heart of policing in London.”