A 41-year-old woman and her three dogs have been killed after they were hit by a car in west London, the Metropolitan police have said. The woman was walking three golden retrievers when the incident happened.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody.
According to police, officers were called to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea just before 6.30am on Saturday to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian, animals and an Audi car.
The woman was found dead at the scene, while all three dogs also died as a result of injuries, police said. The driver of the Audi was found with minor injuries.
A forensic tent has been pitched on Cheyne Walk, a mansion-lined road that stretches along the River Thames.
The Met said: “Officers attended along with paramedics from London ambulance service.
“Police were called to Cheyne Walk, SW3, to reports of a collision involving a car, a woman and three dogs. A 41-year-old woman was found dead at the scene. All three dogs have also died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision.
“The woman’s next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers. A crime scene has been put in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area due to road closures.”
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch by calling 101.