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'Class A drugs' found after London police car chase

A 30-year-old man was arrested for possession and dangerous driving causing death.

The scene in Haringey this morning.
The scene in Haringey this morning.
Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

POLICE IN LONDON discovered class A drugs in the aftermath of a car chase that left two people dead and another two injured.

A 30-year-old man – the driver of the vehicle involved – was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving under the influence and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious. He tried to make off from the scene at Seven Sisters Road in north London in the early hours of this morning but was detained by officers.

Two passengers in the Audi were killed in the incident. Both men, aged 33 and 38, were pronounced dead at the scene just after 2am. Police gave CPR before paramedics arrived. It is understood Scotland Yard know the identities of the deceased, who are from Islington, and next of kin have been informed.

Just before 2am this morning, officers on a routine patrol in a marked police vehicle became suspicious of a car that appeared to make off at speed when passed in the opposite direction by police in Islington.

After several minutes searching for the Audi, officers saw the car several hundred metres away and sought to catch it.

The Audi was believed to have driven through a red light and a short time later it clipped a white van and subsequently collided with a bridge on Seven Sisters Road, near to the junction with St Ann’s Road, in Haringey. The driver of the white van was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service are investigating the traffic and drugs offences in relation to the arrested man.

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding the pursuit.

Earlier: Two dead after police car chase in London

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