UK`s IPCC may investigate ‘tube rail’ death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard

London: UK’s Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) may investigate the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard.

Maynard, 23, from Cardiff, died after being struck by a London Underground tube train.

“Once a formal referral has been received from the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service), an assessment will take place regarding the level of IPCC involvement,” IPCC said in its statement.

He was believed to on his way to his girlfriend’s home in South London, when he was pulled over at 4.15a.m. by police officials in London for driving erratically.

British Transport Police (BTP) said a man matching his description ran away after a car being driven "erratically" was stopped shortly before the incident took place.

“At approximately 04:15 BST on Monday, 18 June, officers stopped a vehicle after it was seen being driven erratically in Arthur Road, SW19. The male driver of the vehicle - a black Mercedes C250 - made off on foot. Officers were unable to locate the man,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the death was not being treated as suspicious, and added that a file would be prepared for the coroner.

Maynard, who came through the ranks at Glamorgan, was considered a rising star in the game and earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of this year.

The Welsh cricketer had been playing for the county in a T20 match against Kent at Beckenham just hours before his death.


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