A Met officer is under criminal investigation after a 26-year-old man died when a police car collided with his motorcycle.

Cristopher de Carvalho Guedes, a Brazilian national, has been confirmed as the victim of the crash at the intersection of Southbury Road and Baird Road in Enfield on October 12.

The incident, which took place shortly after 3pm, was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to investigate.

The watchdog has now confirmed that the officer involved has been advised that they are under criminal investigation.

An IOPC spokesperson said that the potential offences committed were causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

They added that a marked police car drove through a red light in Southbury Road and collided with Mr Guedes, who was turning right on a motorbike into Baird Road.

The officer was on their way to an emergency callout and the police car’s lights and sirens were activated prior to the crash.

They are also being investigated for potential gross misconduct.

Charmaine Arbouin, IOPC regional director, said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life and our thoughts and sympathies are with Mr Guedes’ family and friends both here and in Brazil.

“We have spoken with Mr Guedes’ family to explain our role and we will keep them updated as our investigation progresses.

“While our investigation is in its early stages, we have found an indication that a criminal offence may have been committed.

“We will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Guedes’ death and at the end of our investigation, we will then decide whether to refer the matter to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision and decide whether the officer should face disciplinary proceedings.”

The IOPC has said that as part of its investigation, it will be securing video footage from local buses in the area and conducting CCTV and witness enquiries.

It will also obtain an account from the other officer involved in the incident and the officer driving the vehicle will be interviewed under criminal caution in due course.

The coroner has been informed.