Urgent search in Tottenham after moped riders ‘jumped in river to escape police chase’

Specialist police divers help with the search

A major search is underway after a man fell in to the River Lea in Tottenham after two mentried to escape from the police.

Officers say a man was seen entering the water near Ferry Lane at around 9.15pm.

Police said it happened after a moped chase from the Tower Hamlets/Hackney area.

Two suspects were arrested but emergency services started a search for a third.