Woman killed by police motorbike in Gants Hill identified as Harbhajan Kaur

The woman killed by a police motorbike in Gants Hill yesterday has been named as Harbhajan Kaur.

The 78-year-old grandmother was on her way to sing hymns at the Sikh Gurdwara in Barking when she was struck at around 10.30am in Eastern Avenue.

The police motorcyclist is in a serious but stable condition in an east London hospital.

The City of London officer was escorting a convoy of underprivileged schoolchildren on a seaside trip to Southend.

A post mortem examination today concluded Mrs Kaur died of multiple injuries.


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An inquest will open in due course and the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mrs Kaur’s family have been informed.

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