Saturday, 4 August 2018

Police car flipped upside down after it collided with moped suspected in a "series of offences" near Buckingham Palace

A police car flipped upside down after it collided with a moped suspected in a "series of offences" near Buckingham Palace.
Officers spotted the moped at 4.30am began to pursue it as "the vehicle, rider and pillion passenger matched the description of a moped believed to have been involved in a series of offences".
The moped then collided with a second police car travelling in the opposite direction in Grosvenor Place, outside the palace's grounds.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident.

04 August 2018 London.In the early hours of Saturday morning, c. 4.30 am, police were in pursuit of a moped, with two riders, in Grosvenor Place which runs along the west side of Buckingham Palace.  .The bike crashed and one of the riders was arrested and taken to hospital with suspected broken legs.  The other escaped on foot and police are still searching for him..There were two police cars involved. One police car crashed and rolled over.  The driver was a experienced driver from Kensington & Chelsea police station.  Both officers were bruised, dazed and shaken but both got out of the car with no serious injuries.  The road remains closed while scene of crime officers examine the scene..London England on August 04, 2018.*Exclusive* Special rates apply.CAP/HAR...HAR/Capital Pictures

He was later arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences.
Police say they are still looking for a second suspect who fled the scene.
The collision is now being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
A spokesperson for the IOPC said: "An independent investigation has been launched following a collision between a moped and a marked police car in Westminster, London, this morning.

"A 17-year old boy has suffered serious leg injuries and been taken to hospital.

"A police vehicle overturned during the incident but no police officers have sustained injuries."

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