Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Cyclist injured in crash involving police car in Portsmouth

Junction of Bradford Road and Victoria Road in Portsmouth Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened at the junction of Bradford Road and Victoria Road North in Portsmouth

A cyclist has suffered leg and spinal injuries in a crash involving a police car.

Hampshire Police said the collision, which also involved a Ford Focus car, happened at a junction in Portsmouth at about 00:20 GMT.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

A 24-year-old man from west London has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A force spokesman said the arrested man was not a police officer.

The spokesman added a mandatory referral would be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, as is procedure in serious injury crashes involving force vehicles.

Any witnesses who saw the accident by Bradford Road and Victoria Road North have been asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary.

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