A man has been arrested after a car crashed during a police chase.

Metropolitan Police were called at around 11.25pm on Tuesday (August 29) to reports that the occupants of a car in Viaduct Place, Bethnal Green were seen in possession of a knife.

Police said officers attended and attempted to stop the car, but it failed to do so.

A pursuit was authorised and shortly afterwards the vehicle crashed into another car in Stepney Way.

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One man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution, but no other injuries were reported.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

A video of the incident on social media showed a police cordon in place with a fire engine on site.