The police car had it’s light flashing and sirens on when it met with the cyclist. The shooting incident left a 17 year old teenager with gunshot wounds.
The officer driving has been removed from driving duties while investigations are carried out.
An eyewitness, Lisa Hutchings, told the Evening Standard newspaper: “The sound of the police car hitting the bike was so loud I thought it was two cars crashing. I looked up and there was a body flying through the air.
“One of the police officers ran past me. He went and started giving the cyclist first aid. When other police cars arrived, he [the officer] was taken away and I saw him being consoled by another officer. He seemed extremely distressed.”