Policeman interviewed under criminal caution over A31 Hogsback soldier death
By mattcollison | Monday, March 11, 2013, 17:05
A POLICEMAN who drove the police car that struck and killed a young soldier on the A31 Hogsback has been interviewed under criminal caution.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said its investigation into the A31 Hogsback crash will be completed by the end of March.
Craftsman Joshua Steven Brown, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers based in Hampshire died after being struck by a marked patrol car answering an emergency call on December 1 last year.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission which is investigating said the driver's lights and sirens were not on when the vehicle struck the 21-year-old.
The IPCC said the driver of the vehicle, a police constable was interviewed under criminal caution on March 1.
The investigation is expected to be completed by the end of March.
An IPCC spokesperson said: "The IPCC investigation is progressing well. We can confirm that the officers in the patrol car, whose lights and sirens were not on at the time of the collision, were answering an emergency call relating to a possible intruder at domestic premises.
"We have gathered evidence from a number of sources including expert opinion on police driving, statements from other drivers regarding the weather conditions around the time of the incident, a witness who saw a man believed to be Joshua walking along the road prior to the collision and CCTV evidence from the patrol car."