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Car crashes into crossing outside Dagenham East station ‘following police chase’

PUBLISHED: 15:47 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 15 August 2018

The scene of the crash in Dagenham Picture: @MPSEastbrook

The scene of the crash in Dagenham Picture: @MPSEastbrook

@MPSEastbrook

The driver of a car which crashed outside Dagenham East station was attempting to evade the police, officers believe.

The car chase took place in Dagenham East: Picture: Lesley KeenanThe car chase took place in Dagenham East: Picture: Lesley Keenan

The vehicle crashed into a pedestrian crossing in Rainham Road South at around 3pm.

Eyewitnesses reported a police chase taking place prior to the crash.

The @MPSEastbrook account tweeted: “It’s believed the vehicle was attempting to make off from police before the driver was detained”.

It is unknown if anyone was hurt.

Traffic is down to a single lane northbound but there is no significant disruption.

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