Pc  Andrew Duncan killed in hit and run at junction in Sutton PIC Google
Pc Andrew Duncan killed in hit and run at junction in Sutton PIC Google

A man has been charged over the death of a police officer who was killed in a hit-and-run collision in south London.

PC Andrew Duncan died when he was hit by a Volkswagen Golf car which he was trying to stop in Sutton on 20 September.

Police have arrested Gary Bromige, 25, in connection with the death of the father-of-two. He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and appeared at South Western Magistrates Court.

Bromige was also charged with failing to stop at the scene of the accident, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance.

Two men aged 19 and 20 years old were arrested in connection with the incident and are currently being held in custody.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and was released on bail until October.

'He was doing a job he loved'

Tributes were paid to PC Duncan, 47, by colleagues at Scotland Yard following the crash at the junction of Reigate Avenue and Rose Hill.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "I was so sad to hear that PC Andrew Duncan died.

"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."