Search

Suspected drug dealers ram three cars in Hackney police chase, leading to trapped innocent man being cut from his vehicle

PUBLISHED: 10:25 20 April 2012

Emergency workers at the scene in Englefield Road. photo credit Emma Bartholomew

Emergency workers at the scene in Englefield Road. photo credit Emma Bartholomew

Archant

An man whose vehicle was rammed by suspected drug dealers as they fled police in the De Beauvoir conservation area, had to be cut out of his car by a score of emergency workers tonight.

At around 5pm plain clothes officers tried to stop two young men driving a Mini Cooper in Englefield Road, but they made off.

Their car smashed into two cars belonging to members of the public and a police car before hitting a signpost, just yards away at the junction with Kingsland High Street.

Two fire engines, a high dependency unit ambulance, two other ambulances and several police cars attended the scene, where a score of emergency workers worked for over an hour to cut the trapped man , aged 62, out of his white car.

As he was suffering suspected back injuries, they cut the roof off before they were able to place him on a stretcher to take him to the Royal London Hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle escaped unharmed.

A woman who had just arrived in the borough to visit her daughter and grandson had parked her car nearby as the scene unfolded before her eyes.

“All I saw was the two cars at the end of the road pull the mini into the lamp post, smoke came out of the mini, they got their truncheons out and they pulled two young blokes out through the windows, and got them handcuffed,” she said.

“There was just one bang after another and the mini was forced into the lamppost, he couldn’t go anywhere else,” she added.

A quantity of suspected class A drugs was found in the Mini Cooper and the occupants, two men aged in their mid-20s, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and dangerous driving.

Both were taken to hospital as a precaution before they were taken into custody.

Traffic officers who attended scene will investigate the collision.

0 comments

Latest Hackney News Stories

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Emma Bartholomew spent a night on “vice patrol” with police officers in Brownswood ward. This week, we focus on the women selling sex. Next week, we will look at how the men who buy it are dealt with.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Three men from Tower Hamlets have been jailed for running a ‘drugs hotline service’ where they delivered to the Hoxton area after taking orders over the phone.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hundreds of teachers, students and parents flocked to Hackney’s parks this afternoon to protest against funding cuts to schools across the borough.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Tim Soar about his high-end sports brand.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Emma Bartholomew finds out more about the not-very-well documented history of Ridley Road Market after coming across a Gazette article dating back 60 years to its 30th birthday – give or take

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we spoke to Ben Kulchstein who single-handedly pumps out hundreds of bottles of his chilli sauces every week.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Catholic priest who repeatedly raped and assaulted boys is facing jail.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists