Garratt Lane Crash Driver Still on the Run

Seven months after failing to appear at court Ridwan Ali still to face justice

Ridwan Ali
Ridwan Ali

A 23-year-old man who was involved in a Wandsworth road traffic collision in which three people, including two police officers, were seriously injured is still evading justice.

Ridwan Ali, whose last known address is Northwick Road in Wembley, is wanted by police for failing to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 30 October 2020 to answer two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

It is now believed that he may have travelled to the Manchester area and police would like anybody who has information on his whereabouts to contact them.

The charges relate to a road traffic collision at Garratt Lane on the morning of Tuesday, 21 July after which three people including two police officers were taken to major trauma centres. An air ambulance was sent to the incident.

The police say their unmarked vehicle was on ‘enquiry duties’ in the area when the crash occurred.

A warrant for Ali's arrest was issued by the court when he failed to appear.

Detective Sergeant Gareth Roberts, from the South West Command Unit, said, “Despite it being seven months since Ridwan Ali failed to appear at court, we remain determined to find him.

“I am certain there are people who know where he is, and I would urge them to contact us. I would also encourage Ali to do the right thing and attend the nearest police station.”

Anyone who has information concerning his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting Cad 2347/21Jul20 or email

To remain 100% anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

May 11, 2021