Woman hit by unmarked police car in London

Scene of the crash in Kingsland Road The police car was responding to an incident at the time of the crash

A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was hit by an unmarked police car in London.

The victim was struck by the vehicle at the junction of Kingsland Road and Ridley Road in Hackney at 23:27 BST on Saturday, Scotland Yard said.

She was taken to a central London hospital where her condition was initially described as critical but is now "serious but stable".

The police car was responding to an incident at the time of the crash.

No other people were injured and no arrests have been made, according to the Met Police.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

Road closures remain in place.

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