Police have confirmed the reason why there was a large presence in Figges Marsh Tuesday evening.

Reports on social media suggested that just before 6pm, a large crash happened near the London Road roundabout, with a stabbing taking place shortly after.

But a spokesman for the Met Police has said they have no record of any stabbings taking place in the area at that time.

The spokesman did confirm that at about 6pm, police were involved in a car chase when a driver failed to stop for officers.

The chase ended when the driver crashed into multiple other vehicles.

No injuries were reported and the driver was arrested and remains in custody.