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Boy, 16, arrested after cyclist deliberately dragged along road by car

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London 999 Feed @999London #TowerHamlets A teenager has been left in a life threatening condition after a ?hit and run? incident in east London at around 7.00pm. Met Police say they were called to #Poplar High Street, #E14 and found a car in collision with a male cyclist aged in his late teens.
The cyclist was dragged underneath a car in Poplar, east London, on Monday evening (Picture: @999London)

An adolescent has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after a cyclist was deliberately dragged underneath a car.

The sufferer, 17, has life-threatening accidents after being hit by a Ford Focus on Monday evening then pulled beneath the car and along a road in east London.

Police consider the cyclist was deliberately hit.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating and mentioned a boy, 16, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide.

Scotland Yard confirmed the suspect stays in police custody after being arrested on Tuesday.

Emergency providers have been referred to as to the scene in Bazely Street, Poplar, shortly earlier than 7pm on Monday however the driver had fled the scene, police mentioned.

Yesterday a video emerged of the second the teenage sufferer was pulled from underneath the car by a bunch of witnesses who ran to assist.

Together, the hero bystanders lifted the crimson Focus from the bottom whereas others dragged the cyclist out from beneath.

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The teenager was combating for his life when paramedics arrived on the scene and mentioned his accidents shall be life-changing.

Officers are actually interesting for anybody with dashcam footage of the crash, or witnessed the incident themselves, to return ahead.

Detective Sergeant Lauren Brady mentioned: ‘We consider the sufferer was deliberately focused and was dragged a major distance beneath the automobile.

‘I know there were a number of witnesses and anyone who hasn’t contacted police, or individuals with any dashcam footage, are requested to name police through 101 quoting reference Cad 6546/09Sep.’

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