A suspect was caught by police at Shortlands station after crashing his getaway car and fleeing on railway tracks.

Officers attempted to stop what they believed to be a stolen car at around 8.40pm on Tuesday in the Whitefoot Lane area, SE6.

The suspect failed to stop, beginning a chase which ended with the car crashing into a central island on Highland Road.

The driver ran from the scene and on to nearby railway tracks.

Additional officers attended and carried out a search of the area, eventually arresting the suspect at nearby Shortlands station.

He was arrested and taken to a south London police station. Enquiries into the incident continue.