Avon and Somerset police have confirmed that an officers tried to stop the car just before it collided with two cyclists. A statement on their website said:
Shortly before 4pm yesterday (Sunday January 27), a police officer's attention was drawn to a Citroen Picasso travelling along Lower Hanham Road at speed.
The officer indicated to the car to stop but it made off. The officer began to follow the car but it was lost to sight almost immediately.
Very shortly afterwards the car stuck another vehicle and then collided with two cyclists on a tandem bicycle.
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