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Met Police officer cleared over moped rider’s death during chase
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Met Police officer cleared over moped rider’s death during chase

A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old man during a high-speed chase. Pc Paul Summerson, 44, was prosecuted over the pursuit of moped rider Lewis Johnson 18, and his pillion passenger Louis Kyriacou, 19, through Stoke Newington north London earlier this year. He was found not guilty at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday of one count of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The police believed Mr Johnson and his passenger were involved in a smash and grab theft on February 9, 2016 before the chase. The court heard that Pc Summerson chased Mr Johnson and his passenger in a marked police BMW, reaching speeds of more than 50mph, along Stoke Newington High Street and ...