Teenager driving without licence crashes car into ditch in Wanstead during police chase

A teenage boy driving without a licence crashed a car into a ditch while being chased by police in Wanstead on Monday.

Officers attempted to stop the silver Fiat Punto but the driver, 16, allegedly sped off and crashed into a ditch in Aldersbrook Road after a “short pursuit”.

The driver and four passengers were injured in the crash around 9.45pm.

One 16-year-old girl was taken to Newham University Hospital with neck pain, while another was treated for a head injury.

A 15-year-old boy injured his arm and was taken to Homerton University Hospital and another boy, 16, was taken to the Royal London Hospital with back pain.

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A 16-year-old boy was also taken to Newham University Hospital with cuts to his face.

The driver of the car was charged with driving without a licence or insurance and failing to stop.

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He will appear in court next Friday (31).

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