Cyclist run over in Liverpool after on-foot police chase

A teenage cyclist being pursued on foot by a police officer is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital after he was in collision with a taxi.

Merseyside Police said the crash took place in Fountains Road in the Kirkdale area of Liverpool at about 20:30 BST on Monday following a "brief pursuit".

The 17-year-old was taken to hospital suffering from a head injury.

Police said they referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as "standard practice".

A spokesman said: "An officer on patrol in the Fountains Road area was involved in a brief foot pursuit of a male riding a pedal cycle.

"The pedal cycle was ridden on to Fountains Road where it was involved in a collision with a taxi."

The taxi driver stayed at the scene and assisted police with their inquiries.

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