Watchdog probe over fatal crash after police pursuit

The police watchdog is investigating after a car being pursued by officers was involved in a fatal crash in the early hours of Christmas Day.

According to reports, the passenger, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital and later died after the crash in Prescot Road, Old Swan, in Liverpool.

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The driver was reportedly arrested at the scene.

An IPCC spokeswoman said: "We were notified of a fatal road traffic incident in Liverpool this morning by Merseyside Police.

"We have begun an independent investigation as initial information suggests the collision was preceded by a short police pursuit.

"We have deployed an investigator to the scene and police post incident procedures."