Police appeal for more details surrounding fatal collision killing London taxi driver



Police officers are appealing for information and witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in north London which killed a black taxi driver.


Police were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A5 Edgware Road in Hendon just before 9pm on Saturday 29 February.

The collision involved a licensed taxi and a silver Mercedes minibus. The driver of the black taxi sadly died at the scene.

The London cabbie was identified as 80-year-old Melvin Black from Edgware, and a post mortem examination is set to take place in due course.


The male driver of the silver Mercedes Sprinter minibus stopped at the scene and was not arrested.


Officers from Alperton Traffic Garage are investigating and are keen to speak with anyone who could have information relevant to the incident.


DC Leo Christian said: "We are appealing to any drivers who were in the vicinity of the collision and may have dashcam footage to contact us. In particular any individuals travelling northbound along the A5 Edgware Road. A number of individuals spoke to police at the scene and we are keen to trace them."


Anyone with information is asked to call Alperton Traffic Garage on 0208 246 9820.


Image credit (Police): Met Police

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