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A night bus driver has been arrested after a Cambridge University student died in a suspected hit-and-run in London

A night bus driver has been arrested after a Cambridge University student died in a suspected hit-and-run in London

A night bus driver has been arrested after a Cambridge University student died in a suspected hit-and-run in London

A medical student killed in a suspected hit-and-run by a bus has been described as "always full of joy" by university staff.

Mingwei Tan was found lying in the road with fatal injuries in Haverstock Hill, north London, early on Thursday.

It is believed the 20-year-old from Singapore may have been dragged for up to a mile by the bus.

Dr Philip Pattenden, senior tutor at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, said: "The death of Mingwei Tan, an undergraduate at Peterhouse who was due to start her third year at the college, is reported with much regret.

"She was doing very well in medical sciences and was a popular member of our community, always full of joy. She will be truly missed."

Police believe Miss Tan, who was living in north London, was hit by the bus outside the Royal Free Hospital in Pond Street, about a mile away from where her body was found. The bus then turned left into Haverstock Hill, travelling south, past Belsize Park Tube station.

Several personal items, including a purse and mobile phone, as well as blood, were found by investigators outside the station. Her body was found near the junction with Downside Crescent, a short distance from the station.

A 50-year-old bus driver was arrested by the Met police's Road Death Investigation Unit on Friday in connection with the crash. He was bailed on Saturday pending further inquiries.

A Transport for London spokesman said: "We understand a bus driver has been arrested in connection with the incident. TfL and the bus operator will work with the police to aid their investigation."

A post-mortem examination carried out on Friday revealed that Miss Tan died of multiple injuries. An inquest into her death is to be opened and adjourned at St Pancras Coroner's Court.

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