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Girl in hospital after car smashes into shop near Barking station

PUBLISHED: 09:34 28 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:46 28 October 2019

A car crashed into this shop on Station Parade in Barking. Picture: Andrew Brookes

A car crashed into this shop on Station Parade in Barking. Picture: Andrew Brookes

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A 13-year-old girl is in hospital and a 16-year-old boy was arrested after a car crashed into a shop near Barking station this morning.

The car smashed into the shopfront and overturned. Picture: Andrew BrookesThe car smashed into the shopfront and overturned. Picture: Andrew Brookes

The car, which failed to stop for police moments earlier, overturned as it smashed into the shop on Station Parade, at the junction with Ripple Road, around 4.15am.

A Met spokesman said: "Police on patrol in Station Parade, Barking, signalled for a vehicle to stop.

"The vehicle concerned failed to stop for police and was subsequently involved in a collision with a shop front and overturned.

"At no point was the vehicle pursued by police.

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"The male driver aged 16 has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

"He did not require hospital treatment.

"A female aged 13 - a passenger from the vehicle concerned - is being treated in an east London hospital for minor injuries."

Police have recovered the vehicle and the road has reopened after a temporary closure.

There were not believed to be any other injuries.

"Enquiries into the full circumstances continue", the spokesman added.

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