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Man arrested after car is driven at police in Queen’s Crescent

Woman injured in earlier collision while unloading van

29 July, 2018

OFFICERS investigating a collision in the Queen’s Crescent area have held a man suspected of driving a car at a police vehicle.

The Met are trying to piece together the sequence of events which led up to a short pursuit on Saturday afternoon, appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Police said they were called shortly before 2pm after reports of a woman injured when she was hit by a black Ford Fiesta while unloading items from a parked van in Southampton Road. The driver of the Fiesta passed on without stopping. The woman was treated by the London Ambulance Service at the scene and did not need to go to hospital.

The same Fiesta was then spotted coming back down the street and police officers followed it into Queen’s Crescent. They parked up behind it but officers reported that it suddenly reversed, crashing into the front of the their police car and then driving off again. Police forced the Fiesta to stop further down Queen’s Crescent and a 42-year-old man was arrested.

The suspect was held on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to stop for police and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. He was in custody overnight.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Officers from the Central North Command Unit investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD3850/28Jul.

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