'Who can spot him?' Moped rider caught hiding on roof after crashing into police car in Chadwell Heath

Tom Powell
Caught: the moped rider was found on a roof with his hood pulled over: @MPSRTPC

This was the moment a moped rider was caught hiding on a rooftop after crashing into a police car and fleeing in east London.

Police said he collided with a Met vehicle in Chadwell Heath just before 1pm on Thursday, before disappearing on foot.

The search ended when officers spotted the man sat on the roof of a nearby house, with a black hood pulled over his head and his arms resting on his knees.

Officers persuaded him to come down off the roof and he soon agreed, safely climbing back down to the ground.

The male was then arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police a couple of hours earlier in Japan Road.

The Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command posted a picture of the moped rider atop the roof on Twitter.

They added the caption: “A moped rider crashed into our traffic car in Japan Rd @MPSBarkDag and then legged it. Who can spot him?! Safely brought down and arrested.”

A Met spokesman confirmed to the Standard: "A motorcycle was in a collision with a car. A man made off, he climbed a roof but was talked down and arrested."