Armed police deployed following car chase near Mile End Stadium, East London

Armed police deployed following car chase near Mile End Stadium, East London
Several armed officers and the emergency services were dispatched to Mile End, East London following a police chase in the area.

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.

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.