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Teenage moped rider dies in Hackney police chase

Scene of collision at Upper Clapton Road Image copyright @999London
Image caption One teenager involved in the collision was pronounced dead at the scene, another is in hospital

A teenage moped rider has died in a police chase in east London.

Two men, thought to be in their late teens, were riding the vehicle when it collided with a van in Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, at 11:55 GMT.

The moped was linked to a suspected theft earlier. One rider died at the scene and the other is in a serious condition in hospital, police said.

The Metropolitan Police's professional standards directorate has been informed.

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Image caption The chase ensued after the driver of the moped did not stop for police

Officers said they were called at about 11:15 GMT to reports that a moped was spotted being driven away from Kingsland Road following a suspected theft.

The moped was sighted again about 30 minutes later in Stamford Road, police said.

When the driver of the moped failed to stop, a chase ensued.

The National Police Air Service was also called.

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