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Man dies following collision in Reading involving car which had been pursued by police

A 41 year-old man has died at the scene of a collision on Bath Road in Reading which involved a car which had been pursued by Thames Valley Police officers.

A 5.17am on Saturday 23rd May, officers saw a blue BMW travelling at high speed along the road and began a pursuit.

The vehicle failed to stop for officers and so the pursuit was cancelled.

Shortly afterwards, the BMW was involved in a collision.

A 41 year-old man died at the scene of the crash - his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Two other men sustained injuries which police say are not thought to be life-threatening.

The A4 Bath Road was closed in both directions between Berkeley Avenue and Parkside Road while investigations were carried out.

A 31 year-old man and a 27 year-old man were arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.

Thames Valley Police say they have made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as a result of the incident due to prior police contact.

The IOPC has decided to independently investigate this incident and Thames Valley Police say they're fully co-operating with the investigation.

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