Two arrested after collision during Croydon police chase

The collision occurred on Whitehorse Road close to West Croydon station (Google Maps)
The collision occurred on Whitehorse Road close to West Croydon station (Google Maps)

Two people have been arrested after a collision during a police chase in Croydon.

Officers said around 9.30pm Friday they began to pursue a “suspect vehicle” in Croydon.

Shortly after, the vehicle was involved in a traffic collision on Whitehorse Road, at the junction of St James’s Road in West Croydon.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Two suspects fled from the vehicle but were detained and arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and possession of class A drugs.

“They were taken to hospital as a precaution prior to going into police custody.”

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Pictures from the scene show two cars left damaged at the “head-on” collision.

Paramedics were also called to the incident. There were no other reports of any serious injuries following the collision.

A police spokesperson said their enquiries into the incident were ongoing.