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Police watchdog probes Finsbury Park crash that left two moped riders in hospital

The Metropolitan Police said the moped failed to stop for police and crashed with another vehicle

17 April, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

The scene outside Finsbury Park station this morning

TWO moped riders were injured in a crash after reportedly failing to stop for police at Finsbury Park.

Police said at about 3.45am this morning, a moped carrying two people crashed with another car on Seven Sisters Road at the junction with St Thomas Road.

The Met said the moped had failed to stop for police.

A man, who was the driver, and a female pillion passenger, both believed to be aged 18, were injured and remain in hospital.

The rider of the moped sustained minor injuries and the passenger has sustained potentially life threatening injuries.

Investigators were sent to the scene this morning 

The police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), is now investigating the crash, as is standard.

The matter has also been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

A spokesman for IOPC said the probe would look at whether the moped was being chased by a police vehicle before it crashed.

He 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.”

*Did you see what happened or want to get in touch about the crash? If so, email reporter Samantha on sbooth@islingtontribune.co.uk or call 0207 424 3249.

 

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