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Woman 'critical' after being hit by unmarked police car

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by an unmarked police car in east London last night, police said.

The unnamed pedestrian, who is in her 30s, was hit by the vehicle at around 11.30pm on Kingsland Road in Hackney. She was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

The car was travelling with its emergency lights on as it made its way to an incident when it struck the woman, Scotland Yard said.

No arrests have been made. The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for consideration.