A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car following a police chase in south-east London.
Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car following south-east London police chase
The man, in his 60s, was in hospital on Thursday evening after a suspect vehicle hit him in Sandhurst Road, Catford.
Officers had tried to stop the car in Lewisham at 1pm. The car made off and Met bosses authorised a pursuit.
Police lost the car and the pursuit was terminated.
But at 1.05pm, they found the car had been in collision with the man. His next of kin have been informed.
A man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and was taken to a police station for questioning.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct was notified and will launch an independent investigation.