Labour leader Keir Starmer involved in crash as witnesses describe ‘loud bang’

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was involved in a crash with a cyclist on Sunday, a spokesman for the Labour leader has confirmed.

The accident happened in Kentish Town, north-west London, and left the cyclist with minor injuries.

Witnesses at the scene described hearing a loud bang and then seeing a cyclist on the ground “in a lot of pain”.

Mr Starmer spoke to police after a "minor road traffic accident on Sunday", his representative said.

The 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."

Mr Starmer is believed to have been driving an SUV when it was in collision with the cyclist outside a pub, The Sun reports.

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IT developer  Nicolas Janes, 39, said: “I was walking and there was a bang. A loud bang."

The politician stayed with the injured man until paramedics arrived, it is claimed.

Ambulance crews were alerted to the incident via a 999 call at 12.08pm on Sunday.

Mr Starmer visited Kentish Town police station later that day to report the accident to authorities, it is claimed.

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The Met Police confirmed to The Sun it is investigating the crash.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police were alerted by [the London Ambulance Service] at around 12.20hrs on Sunday 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."

They added the male cyclist received a minor injury to his arm and "was taken to hospital by LAS as a precaution".

The spokesman also said officers "later attempted to contact the driver of the car" and "left a message advising him to report the matter to police".

They added that the "driver of the car subsequently attended a North London police station. He was not arrested or interviewed under caution".

The Met Police has not names Mr Starmer as the person involved in the crash.

Daily Star Online has contacted the Met Police for further comment.

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