BREAKING NEWS LONDON

Young moped rider and passenger injured after smashing into car during police chase

A Met Police spokesman said: “At approximately 3.45am on Tuesday, April 17, a moped carrying two persons was involved in a collision with another car on Seven Sisters Road at the junction with St Thomas Road after failing to stop for police.

“As is standard, the matter has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC.”

IOPC spokesman added: “Following a referral from the Metropolitan Police, we have begun an independent investigation into a collision involving a moped in north London in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“We have been informed that the moped had failed to stop for the police prior to colliding with another vehicle.

“We have sent our investigators to the scene and to a police station to obtain initial accounts from the officers involved.”