Officers were called at 08:59hrs on Monday, 29 January to reports of a collision involving a bus and a pedestrian.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the pedestrian, Catherine Finnegan, originally from County Galway, died at the scene.

The 56-year-old’s family have released the following tribute:

“Our beloved daughter, sister, partner, most adored auntie and treasured friend Catherine Finnegan, known as Kathleen, lost her life on 29th January 2024.

“She will be remembered as a very unique lady who had the fast Irish wit and who made her family and friends so very proud of her bright, clever personality.

“She was a whirlwind in any room and lit up this world with her energy, enthusiasm for life and joy.

“She will be forever in our hearts.”

They continue to be supported by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

The driver of the bus, a woman in her 40s, was also taken to hospital and later discharged.

Our investigation continues and any witnesses who have not yet come forward are asked to call 020 8543 5157 quoting CAD 1417/29Jan.

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