Man, 26, charged with death of woman was who killed by a hit-and-run driver as they fled police


Man, 26, is charged with the death of a woman was who killed by a hit-and-run driver as they fled from police in south London

  • Anisha Vidal-Garner, 20, was hit by car and died at on Brixton Hill on Wednesday 
  • Police said the vehicle sped away from officers after being signalled to stop
  • Quincy Anyiam, 26, from Surrey, has now been charged with three offences  
  • Ms Vidal-Garner’s family paid tribute to a ‘loving, caring and intelligent woman’

A man has been charged after a 20-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver when they fled from police in south London.

Quincy Anyiam, 26, from Surrey, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, and dangerous driving. 

Anyiam went to a south London police station on Friday, was charged on Saturday night and will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Anisha Vidal-Garner, 20, died at the scene on Brixton Hill on Wednesday. Her family have paid tribute to a ‘loving, caring and intelligent woman’.

Quincy Anyiam, 26, from Surrey, has been charged with with causing death by dangerous driving after Anisha Vidal-Garner, 20, (pictured) was killed in Brixton on Wednesday night

Police said a car sped away from officers after being signalled to stop and was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

The car did not stop and was found abandoned nearby. It is thought that the vehicle was driving at 60 or 70mph at the time of the incident.

The police force’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have been informed, as is routine, and the IOPC will independently investigate the incident, Scotland Yard said.

Ms Vidal-Garner’s heartbroken family said their loved one had a ‘constant sweet smile and happy nature’ in a note attached to flowers left at the scene.

Police a car sped away from officers after being signalled to stop and was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian (pictured the scene on Wednesday)

Police a car sped away from officers after being signalled to stop and was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian (pictured the scene on Wednesday)

A tenderly-written note said: ‘I remember when you were first born so small and beautiful with your very tired mother. 

‘I remember your constant sweet smile and happy nature. I remember you being shy but strong, quiet but confident, beautiful but unaware.

‘I remember watching you as you grew up to be a loving, caring and intelligent woman. I remember drinking a glass of wine with you and talking of your future hopes and dreams.

Anyiam went to a south London police station on Friday, was charged on Saturday night and will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday (pictured is the scene)

Anyiam went to a south London police station on Friday, was charged on Saturday night and will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday (pictured is the scene)

‘I remember your loving family who adored you and you adored back.

‘You were such a wonderful daughter, sister, niece and friend to so many. I know you will be desperately missed by all whose lives you have touched. Words escape me for my sorrow.’

The note is signed off with: ‘Love as always, Dave, Charlotte, Albie and Freddie.’

Witnesses said Ms Vidal-Garner had been with her boyfriend and a friend when she was struck by the car outside a Nisa Local supermarket.