A man had to be cut free from a BMW after a car being chased by an unmarked police car crashed into it in Brockley.

Police said officers chased a Mini Cooper from Pomeroy Street to St Asaph Road shortly before noon yesterday (October 25) after it failed to stop when it was flagged down.

As the car reached the junction with Avignon Road, the Mini collided with a BMW, flipping the BMW onto its roof outside a St Asaph Food and Wine convenience store, according to police.

Police cordoned off the road as the debris was cleared and the cars were recovered.

Firefighters were called to cut one of the passengers from the car and both passengers of the BMW were taken to a south London hospital.

Alister Mellor, a witness, said there was “absolute carnage” when the two cars crashed into each other.

The two passengers, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s, had non-serious injuries and were discharged later that day.

A 30 -year-old man remains in hospital where he is under arrest on suspicion of driving dangerously, driving whilst under the influence of drugs and failing to stop for police.

Lewisham Police is investigating and the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed.