A car mounts the pavement during a police chase
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London police in 10-mile car pursuit of rapist on the run

A convicted rapist who had absconded from a hostel knocked over a cyclist and sent a pensioner scrambling for cover after mounting the pavement during a police chase through London.

This dramatic footage of a 10-mile pursuit was filmed by a police helicopter and City of London officers on the ground.

BBC London's Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake reports.

  • 12 May 2015