Shoplifter 'hit by bus after fleeing TK Maxx on busy high street'

Fiona Simpson
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A suspected shoplifter has been hit by bus after "fleeing a TK Maxx store" on a busy south London high street.

Police sealed off Brixton Road just after 12.15pm on Monday after a man was hit by a bus.

According to witnesses, the man, believed to be a shoplifter, fled TK Maxx and “headbutted” the TfL double decker.

Ric Baker wrote on Twitter: “Shoplifter just headbutted a @TfL bus running out of TK Maxx Brixton in chaos.”

Scotland Yard confirmed police had been called to a collision between a bus and a pedestrian in Brixton Road.

A spokesman said a man was treated by paramedics from London Ambulance Service but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was reopened shortly after 2pm.