A cyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a driver fleeing from police. The Met said a suspect was arrested “a short while later”.
The London Evening Standard reports that a car being pursued by a marked police car hit a male cyclist on Mile End Road at around 11.30pm on Thursday December 17. The cyclist was rushed to hospital with a head injury and remains in a serious condition.
A spokeswoman said:
“At 11.30pm on Thursday, 17 December, officers in a marked police vehicle were following a car in Mile End Road. The car was in collision with a cyclist and the driver fled the scene.
“London Ambulance Service attended and treated the male cyclist for a head injury. He was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.”
According to Scotland Yard, the Directorate of Professional standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission watchdog have been informed “as a matter of routine.”