London

Death reports of woman hit by police car in Hackney 'inaccurate'

Dalston Lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The 25-year-old woman was knocked down on Dalston Lane

Reports that a woman who was hit by a police car had died were incorrect, the police watchdog has said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) initially said the 25-year-old had been involved in a fatal crash in Dalston Lane, Hackney, east London.

It later corrected the mistake, and said she had suffered serious injuries but was now stable.

A Met Police officer accidentally provided "misinformation", it said.

The victim was hit by the patrol car at about 23:30 GMT as officers were "attending an incident".

She suffered serious injuries but is now in a stable condition, the IPCC said.

A spokesperson said the police watchdog had launched an investigation.

"The incident was mandatorily referred to the IPCC by the Metropolitan Police," they said.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites