London Road accident: Police arrest Portsmouth man after incident in North End

A man has been arrested after an accident in Portsmouth this afternoon. 

The incident happened on London Road at around 2.25pm today (September 14). 

Police cordon on London Road, Portsmouth following an accident. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police cordon on London Road, Portsmouth following an accident. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police confirmed that a car and a pedestrian were involved in a collision and that the car, a Honda Insight, did not stop at the scene but has since been located.

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A Portsmouth man has since been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody at this time. 

Sue Taylor,  who works at Portsmouth Laundry, said: ‘I heard an almighty bang. I was out the back.

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‘The lady looked in a pretty bad way.

‘It is not what you would expect on a Friday afternoon.

‘It’s really shook me. The noise I heard it wasn’t a nice sound.’ 

London Road was partly closed for several hours this afternoon but has since reopened and the police cordon removed.