Sir Keir Starmer has been involved in a minor road traffic accident that saw a cyclist taken to hospital which police are currently investigating.
The incident occured as the Labour leader was driving through north-west London at around midday on Sunday.
A spokesman for Starmer said that he reported it to a police station shortly afterwards and he has also been in contact with the cyclist.
He was driving his own private vehicle at the time of the accident and was uninjured. Eyewitness Nicolas Janes, 39, said that he heard a loud bang and then noticed the cyclist on the ground who, he said, appeared to be in considerable pain.
Sir Keir’s spokesman 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.”
Metropolitan Police refused to comment whether Sir Keir was involved in the incident but said that the driver was unhurt. They released a statement saying “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.”
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