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Cyclist hit and injured during Isham police pursuit

Isham, Northamptonshire Image copyright Google
Image caption The collision in Isham closed several roads in the area

A cyclist has suffered serious injuries he was knocked off his bike by a car being pursued by police.

The collision happened at about 09:00 BST on Thursday on the A509 in Isham, Northamptonshire.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Northamptonshire Police said that as the crash happened during a pursuit, the matter had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Several road closures were put in place by the police and remained in place into Thursday afternoon.

The cyclist has been taken to University Hospital Coventry.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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