A ‘beautiful and innocent’ young woman was killed after being hit by a police officer driving 64mph in a 30mph zone, a coroner heard.

Jade Mutua, 22, was waiting for her boyfriend when she was hit by the police car in west London in August 2019.

She was taken to hospital and placed on life support, but died two days later.

Her father says he is still ‘searching for answers’ after the crash saying her life was ‘tragically and violently’ ended.

At a pre-inquest review today, Westminster Coroner’s Court heard a three-day inquest will be held with a jury on a date to be fixed.

It was said that a PC Gary Watkinson was driving the police car, which was travelling at 64mph in a 30mph zone in Warwick Road, Kensington.

PC Watkinson did not attend the hearing, which was held over video link.

The review dealt with administrative and legal issues including whether the inquest should be heard by a jury.

By editor2