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Police believe van has 'blues and twos' in operation at time of collision

A Metropolitan Police spokesman added that at this early stage, it is believed the police vehicle had its 'blues and twos' in operation at the time of the collision.

The aftermath of the accident was posted on twitter by several eyewitnesses.

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Two people had to be cut out of this car after it crashed with a police van in Bermondsey today. http://t.co/O28MuOrCdd

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Five injured in accident including police officer

A police van on its side following a collision with a car at the junction of Jamaica Road and Southwark Park Road in Bermondsey Credit: Tim Sculthorpe/PA Wire

Police say the accident happened at around 1pm today.

London Ambulance Service also attended and three people, including two members of the public and a police officer who was driving the police vehicle, were taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening or changing. Two other members of the public were also treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The car damaged in collision with the police van Credit: Tim Sculthorpe/PA Wire

Jamaica Road has been closed between the junctions with St James's Road and Rotherhithe Tunnel and Traffic officers are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

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Accident involved small car and police van

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Big accident West Ln-Jamaica Rd, SE16 involving a Police van n' a small car. http://t.co/WMtKF50Ge7

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London's oldest woman 'faced death with no fear'

Grace will be dearly missed by her many friends and neighbours and by the wider Bermondsey community.

We are all very sad today but we pay tribute to Grace for her wonderful, vibrant and long life, for her commitment to her faith, her family and her community, and we know that a woman of such strong Christian faith faced death with no fear.

Although she found her failing strength frustrating, right up until her last week Grace's memory and intellect were undimmed.

– Simon Hughes MP

Grace spends last few weeks in a local nursing home

Grace was engaged during the First World War but her fiancé who was killed on active service. She never married and worked as a seamstress and for the Government until her retirement - about half a century ago.

Grace Jones with local MP Simon Hughes Credit: Simon Hughes

Local MP Simon Hughes says Grace was visited at a nursing home in the last 24 hours by her local parish priest as well as several close friends.

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