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Police chase ends in crash

PUBLISHED: 14:51 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 11 August 2010

A POLICE chase ended with a motorcyclist crashing his bike metres away from children walking home from school, according to shocked residents. Witnesses say the man was being pursued by police down Lodge Avenue, Dagenham when he collided with a van near

A POLICE chase ended with a motorcyclist crashing his bike metres away from children walking home from school, according to shocked residents.

Witnesses say the man was being pursued by police down Lodge Avenue, Dagenham when he collided with a van near the Roundhouse Pub, at around 4pm on Monday.

Paramedics were called and the 27-year-old man was taken to Queens Hospital, Romford with back and wrist injuries.

Barking and Dagenham Police has confirmed a police vehicle was involved in the incident.

Shelly Haydon, assistant manager of the Roundhouse Pub, said: "I went out just after the crash had happened and saw the man lying at the bus stop. His motor bike was further up the road. An ambulance was there within minutes.

"A customer told me the motorcyclist was being chased by police, which worries me because there were so many children walking home from school then."

Lodge Avenue and Porters Avenue were closed temporarily and traffic diverted.


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