Met officers could face charges after Makayah McDermott, 10, and aunt killed during police chase in Penge

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Two Metropolitan Police officers could face charges over the deaths of a 10-year-old boy and his aunt who were hit by a stolen car during a police chase, the Independent Police Complaints Commission have said.

The IPCC has called on the Crown Prosecution Service to consider the charges after Makayah McDermott and Rosie Cooper, 34 died when a car being driven by millionaire’s son Joshua Dobby ploughed into a group of pedestrians as he fled police in south east London, last year.

The 23-year-old careered the wrong way through the streets of Penge in a stolen Ford Focus, at 55 mph, before losing control on a corner and hitting the pair, and three young girls, as they walked to the park.

Now, the IPCC have revealed that an investigation into the crash has led them to ask the CPS whether two police officers should also be charged over the deaths.

Joshua Dobby was jailed over the crash 

Operations manager Catherine Hall said the case had been referred to prosecutors over “an indication that two officers may have committed criminal offences relating to their actions both during and following the pursuit.”

Rozanne Cooper was killed in the crash  (Facebook)

The officers were the driver and passenger of the car involved in the chase, she added.

Ms Hall said: “I am satisfied we have gathered all the available evidence and it is now for the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether to bring criminal charges.” 

Dobby, the estranged son of millionaire Mark Dobby, was jailed for 12 years in March this year after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and dangerous driving.


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