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

Via Daily Mail

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.

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.

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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My view: I hope he's prosecuted, you just don't know if some moped drivers are up to something.

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