Police van 'catapults' over car in Bermondsey crash

Police van and car crash in Bermondsey Image copyright Kelly Smith
Image caption The crash happened on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey at about 13:00 GMT

A police riot van "catapulted" over a car in south-east London injuring six people, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The van, thought to have been travelling with its blue lights flashing to an emergency, was in collision with a hatchback in Bermondsey before ending on its side.

Scotland Yard said it was alerted to the crash at 13:00 GMT and six people were treated for minor injuries.

Eyewitness Fernando Grace tweeted: "The police van catapulted over the car!".

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Image caption Six people were treated for minor injuries, police said

Melissa Tran, a receptionist at the nearby Hair Candy salon, said she thought the driver of one of the vehicles was a female driver in her late-20s who was with a male passenger in his 50s.

She added: "She was very shaken and so was her passenger but there was no blood and they didn't seem to be seriously hurt."

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