Police have released information after a moped driver was arrested for allegedly attempting to run over officers before swallowing a suspected drug parcel as he fled on foot.

A Met spokeswoman confirmed that officers were responding to an unrelated 999 call shortly before 1.30pm on Monday, May 6 when they spotted a moped driving on the wrong side of the road in Wickham Street.

The dangerous driver then crashed into a nearby wall. No pursuit had taken place.

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Cops were called to a separate 999 call in the area before the moped crash

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As officers got out of their car to check on the man, he reportedly hopped back onto his moped and attempted to drive at one officer before being stopped by another.

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A man was arrested after he attempted to drive at officers who went to check on him

The suspect then tried to flee the scene but was detained by cops after a short chase.

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The spokeswoman said: "While officers were trying to detain the male, he swallowed a package which was believed to contain class A drugs.

"The London Ambulance Service attended and took the male, aged 31, to hospital as a precaution before he was taken to a south London police station.

"He was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm, possession with intent to supply class A drugs, dangerous driving, driving with no insurance and taking and driving away.

"As is routine, the Met’s Directorate for Professional Standards has been informed.

"Enquiries continue."