Search

Police seize £170k MacLaren sports car after collision with cyclist in Shoreditch

10:43 18 November 2013

This Maclaren MP4 was seized by police

This Maclaren MP4 was seized by police

Archant

A top-of-the-range sports car worth £170,000 was seized by police on Thursday after colliding with a cyclist.

The MacLaren MP4 roadster, which has a top speed of almost 210mph, was involved in an incident with a push bike in Old Street, near the Junction of Mallow Street, Shoreditch, just before 12noon.

The cyclist, 41-year-old man, was taken to a north London hospital with minor injuries.

No arrests have been made, but the vehicle was seized by police because the driver - a 63-year-old man - wasn’t insured to drive.

The MacLaren MP4 can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.1 seconds and boasts a 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 engine which produces 592 brake horse power.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 19:57
Billie Kane was last seen leaving her home address in Hackney at 11pm on Monday night (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing 16-year-old girl from Hackney with distinctive blue hair.

Yesterday, 17:00
Twitter icons

Join the London Social Media café for their October networking event tomorrow.

Yesterday, 15:26
Carved pumpkins in preparation for Halloween

Businesses in Stoke Newington are getting into the spooky spirit tomorrow by welcoming trick or treaters on a Halloween trail.

Yesterday, 15:00
Vishal Vora who lives on a street with a gated entrance which people keep parking in front of, even though there is a double yellow line. The mayor has said he must put in a request every single time this happens instead of the council just increasing the enforcement of parking regulations on the street (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

An exasperated parking campaigner has invoiced the Mayor of Hackney after spending hours complaining to the council about vehicles blocking access to his street.

Most read news

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hackney Gazette e-edition today E-edition