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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Moped rider ploughs into woman in her 50s and leaves her injured as he flees police before crashing and being arrested

  • A 28-year-old moped thug was being pursued after he failed to stop for officers 
  • He hospitalised female pedestrian after crashing into her in Sydenham, London 
  • Two men, aged 18 and 24, were also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police
A woman in her 50s was hospitalised after being mowed down by a moped thug fleeing police.
The driver, 28, was being pursued by a marked vehicle after failing to stop for officers. 
He was eventually caught and arrested after ploughing into the woman at 11.45am yesterday in Sydenham, south east London
A moped driver, 28, was arrested after ploughing into a woman in her 50s following a police chase. Pictured: A man thought to be the driver is detained by police 
A moped driver, 28, was arrested after ploughing into a woman in her 50s following a police chase. Pictured: A man thought to be the driver is detained by police
Another man was put in handcuffs at the scene following the collision in Sydenham, London
Three men in total were arrested after the crash
Another man was put in handcuffs at the scene following the collision in Sydenham, London
Police said the victim's condition is not life-threatening or life-changing. 
The moped driver was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital for minor injuries.
He was handcuffed in the middle of the street and arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police.
Two men, aged 18 and 24, were also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and are in custody in a south London police station.
In video footage from the scene, two men and a woman are seen being held down by officers in the middle of the busy street.
One policeman tells bystanders that the moped driver crashed into a female pedestrian and tried to drive off.
A policeman stands over the alleged moped driver on Sydenham road after the collision
A policeman stands over the alleged moped driver on Sydenham road after the collision
Two men, aged 18 and 24, were also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police. Pictured: The moped which fled police and crashed into a pedestrian
Two men, aged 18 and 24, were also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police. Pictured: The moped which fled police and crashed into a pedestrian
When asked why the girl is being detained the officer replies: 'Because she's taken a load of money from his pocket'.
The officer seems to suggest she took money from one of the moped rider's pockets but it's not entirely clear.
As the crash happened during a police chase, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and has made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for review.

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