Motorcyclist killed on London Road, Isleworth

Simon Bowles dies after police car chase

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Appeals are being made following a fatal road traffic collision at approximately 2235 on Monday January 3 in Isleworth.

A few seconds beforehand a marked police car, answering an emergency call, was travelling along the A316 Chertsey Road. A motorcyclist in front of the car - not the cause of the emergency call – accelerated sharply.

He turned into London Road, Isleworth, which runs into Twickenham Road, where it is believed he lost control of the bike. He was taken to West Middlesex Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The deceased has been named as Simon Bowles, aged 23, of Teesdale Gardens, Isleworth.

An investigation is being conducted by the Collision Investigation Unit based at Hampton Traffic Garage. As is routine the investigation is being overseen the Directorate of Professional Standards.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or can asssit police with their enquiries should contact DI John Shepherd at Kingston DPS, tel 020 8247 5248.

January 4, 2005