A cyclist has been taken to a major trauma centre after a second crash involving police on the same road this week.

The incident occurred in Bethnal Green Road on January 17, just a fortnight after a teenage girl was struck by a police van in the same stretch of road. 

The latest crash was reported at 10.32pm, with officers from the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service in attendance. 

A picture taken at the scene by a bystander shows impact damage to the front of the police vehicle, particularly to the windscreen. 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "On Wednesday 17 January at 22:32hrs, a collision occurred between a police car and a cyclist on Bethnal Green Road, E2.

"Officers alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene, the 36-year-old man’s injuries were assessed and were confirmed as non-life-threatening or changing.

"Enquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing."

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They confirmed that the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of the incident. 

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent resources including an ambulance crew a medic in a fast-response car to the scene.

“We treated a man at the scene, before taking him to a major trauma centre.”