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Officers from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for information and witnesses after a man died following a fatal road traffic collision in Tower Hamlets.
Police were called to Bancroft Road junction with Mile End Road, at 0425hrs on Sunday 5 October following reports of a road traffic collision.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a male pedestrian in his twenties suffering from serious injuries following a collision with a car.
The man died at the scene at 04:42hrs.
We are in the process of informing next of kin.
We await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
The driver of the car did not stop at the scene.
Following police enquiries a 22-year-old-man - the driver of the car - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was taken to a East London police station for questioning and has since been bailed to a date in mid-November.
Police in Tower Hamlets continue to investigate along with officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit in Chadwell Heath.
Temporary road closures put in place following the collision have now been lifted.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 0208-597-4874 or 0800-555-111.