Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in road incident with cyclist

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s car has been involved in a collision with a cyclist.

Police are investigating the incident which happened in Kentish Town, North London.

A spokesman for Sir Keir said:

“Keir was involved in a minor road traffic accident on Sunday.

“He spoke to a British Transport Police officer who attended the scene and swapped details with the officer and the other individual involved.

“Keir stayed at the scene until the ambulance arrived.

“Later that afternoon, he reported the incident to a police station in accordance with the law.

“Since the incident, Keir has also been in touch with the other individual involved.”

The cyclist was treated for an injury to his arm and taken to hospital.

A Metropolitan police spokesperson said:

“Police were alerted by [London Ambulance Service] at around 12.20hrs on Sunday 25 October to a report of a road traffic collision between a cyclist and car in Grafton Road, NW5.

“The driver of the car had stopped at the scene and exchanged details with the cyclist but had left before officers arrived.

“The male cyclist received a minor injury to his arm and was taken to hospital by LAS as a precaution.

“Officers later attempted to contact the driver of the car and left a message advising him to report the matter to police.

“The driver of the car subsequently attended a north London police station. He was not arrested or interviewed under caution.

“An investigation into the collision is ongoing by officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command.”

Police later admitted they’d “had trouble” locating the details of the conversation between Sir Keir and an officer after the collision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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