A man who allegedly hospitalised a member of the public after ploughing into his car as he attempted to evade police in Bromley was arrested a short time later.

A police spokesperson said officers began chasing the suspect shortly after 9pm after he failed to stop when requested, pursuing him along Bromley Common.

Soon after, he allegedly crashed into a vehicle driven by a member of the public just south of the junction with Oakley Road.

The victim was treated at the scene before being rushed to hospital by ambulance, where his injuries were assessed as non-life-threatening.

News Shopper: The crash occurred at the junction of Bromley Common and Oakley RoadThe crash occurred at the junction of Bromley Common and Oakley Road

A male, no further details given, was located at a nearby address and arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, dangerous driving and drink driving.

He was bailed to return on a date in early October.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.11pm yesterday (7 September) to reports of a road traffic collision on Bromley Common.

"We sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a car.

"We treated one person at the scene and took them to a hospital."

Anyone who witnessed this incident but has not yet spoken with police should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD7635/7SEP.

To remain 100% anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.

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