Arrest over Kiwi's death in London

A man has been arrested in relation to the death of New Zealander Karl Jones in London, local newspapers report.

The 34-year-old, who had been living in the English capital for seven years, died following the incident in the early hours of Sunday, June 1.

He was hit by a black Volkswagen Golf, and died at the scene.

A postmortem examination stated the cause of death as a chest injury.

Mr Jones, a civil engineer originally from Te Awamutu, had earlier been involved in an altercation in the Southern Belle pub on Fulham Palace Rd.

A 38-year-old man from Chiswick has been arrested over the fatal collision, local news website Chiswick W4 reports.

It is believed police traced the suspect car to an address, and arrested the man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was bailed pending further enquiries until a date in early July, Chiswick W4 said.

A woman, 33, was also arrested but has since been released without charge.

Officers from the serious collision investigation unit, based at Hampton Traffic Garage, are investigating Mr Jones' death.

"Our enquiries have now established Mr Jones was involved in two separate incidents - one in the Southern Belle pub and one where he was involved in a collision with a black VW Golf," Detective Sergeant Jeff Edwards said.

He called on witnesses of either incidents to come forward.

- Patrice Dougan of APNZ

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