Armed police deployed following car chase near Mile End Stadium, East London
It's understood a car crashed into a number of parked vehicles during a police chase on Tuesday, with the occupants of the car reportedly fleeing to a nearby leisure centre.
According to a police spokesman, armed officers were called to the scene after the crash. There had initially been reports of a hostage situation but police have said no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
Three people suspected of being inside the wayward vehicle were detained.
I'm inside Mile End Gym. It's an absolute madness in here!— Tariq Mohamoud (@Gibraltar_TM) August 16, 2016
Mile End is such a state right now??? Idek what's going on fds helicopter is mad annoying— remmi (@_okkkkkkk) August 16, 2016
Police cordoned off a section of Burdett Road but it has now reopened. A police helicopter hovering over the area during the incident, according to social media.
@elaine_oflynn police chase when the car lost control and crashed into four parked cars and then ended up on the other side of the road.— Sarah (@humbug202) August 16, 2016
BURDETT ROAD E3: Route 277 D6 D7 returned to line of route following police incident. CLEARED— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) August 16, 2016