Son of great-gran Helen Holland, 81, killed after crash with Duchess Sophie's royal escort blast 'cops killed my mum' | The Sun

THE son of Helen Holland who was killed after a crash with Duchess Sophie's royal escort has blasted the "cops who killed my mum".

Great-gran Helen, 81, tragically passed away two weeks after being struck at a junction in Earl's Court, West London.

The pensioner was left in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries following the smash with a police motorcycle escorting the duchess.

Devastated son Martin Holland said that she fought for her life for nearly two weeks, before "irreversible damage to her brain finally ended the battle today”.

And Martin has now slammed the police, saying that their family were "angry" about what happened to his mother.

Speaking to ITV, he said: "Police killed my mum.

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"Mum Helen Holland died today after suffering multiple broken bones and massive internal injuries while she used the safe route of pedestrian crossing on West Cromwell Road at Nevern Road, Nr Warwick Road.

"She was fighting for her life for nearly two weeks while doctors and nurses repaired her broken body in intensive care but irreversible damage to her brain finally ended the battle today.

"We are very angry that someone so pure and kind was caught up in such a violent and unescapable situation."

He added: "The police have not issued any comment or apology and we assume that the killer is still on the loose… riding a police motorcycle and we fear now for the safety of others.

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"They must be answerable to the law. Ordinary people should not be expendable to protect the chosen few.

"They need to change they way they go about these escorting duties. Locals dislike the way they whistle and shout out for people to get out the way and of course this warning can't be heard at high speed anyway."

This morning Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, broke her silence.

Buckingham Palace said the royal was deeply saddened to hear the tragic news, and that she sent her condolences to the great-gran's family.

A Palace spokesperson said: "The Duchess of Edinburgh is deeply saddened to hear that Helen Holland has passed away.

"Her Royal Highness's deepest condolences and sympathies go to all of Ms Holland's family."

It is understood the duchess will also be in touch with Helen's family privately.

Tributes have been pouring in for the 81-year-old, who is being remembered as "one of the kindest most joyful souls".

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One grandchild said she was "taken before her time".

Helen had been in London visiting her older sister at the time of the smash.

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