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Man charged with murder of 51-year-old man run down by his own car

Errol Woodger, 37, will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with the 2020 murder of Marc Allen.

Marc Allen, 51, died in January 2020, a month after he was run down by his own vehicle while trying to tackle a suspected car thief
Marc Allen, 51, died in January 2020, a month after he was run down by his own vehicle while trying to tackle a suspected car thief (Metropolitan Police/PA)

A man has been charged with murder over the death of a 51-year-old man who was fatally run down by his own car in 2019.

The Metropolitan Police said Errol Woodger, 37, of Mottisfont Road, Abbey Wood, south east London, would appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Woodger has also been charged with robbery in relation to the same incident on December 29, 2019.

Mr Allen suffered fatal head injuries when he tried to challenge a suspected thief who attempted to steal his car from his driveway on Peareswood Road, Erith, south east London.

He was taken to Kings College Hospital in south London where he was placed into a coma. He died a month later on January 29 2020.

Appeals have been made for anyone with information to come forward in the years since and his family said his death had brought them “a level of grief that no one could have prepared us for”.