Four police officers were injured in a crash between two vehicles in Southwark yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, October 20) that police suspect may have been a murder attempt.

The driver of the other vehicle involved was also injured and remains in hospital.

Police said the man, in his 20s, had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A second man who was also in the vehicle with the suspect is believed to have fled the scene, police said, as they launched an information appeal to trace him and find out more about the dramatic crash.

In a statement published late on Tuesday, the Met said the collision happened between a police vehicle and another car around 1.30pm at Draycott Close near to the junction with Edmund Street (SE5).

"The driver of the police vehicle remains in hospital with potentially life changing injuries.

"Another officer also remains in hospital injuries that are not believed life-threatening or life-changing.

"Two other officers have been discharged with minor injuries. Another officer sustained minor injuries in the arrest.

"The driver of the other vehicle- a man aged in his 20s - was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder," a spokesperson for the Met said on Tuesday evening.

Some road closures in the area remained in place into the night on Tuesday as detectives continue to investigate what happened.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 ref CAD 3656/20 Oct. Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.