A video has been released showing the moment a car spectacularly crashed into a building after being pursued by police in Crouch End, north London.

The footage, uploaded to YouTube by user Dean Batchelor, was filmed at 10:21 on Monday (25 January). The 20-second clip from the rear-view camera captures Park Road in Crouch End when the vehicle comes careering into sight and smashes head-first into two shops, Mr Dweeb Computer Repairs and Streathers Solicitors. The force of the impact knocks the car back, causing dust and debris to fly up in the air.

Posting underneath the video, 31-year-old Batchelor, a local driving instructor, said, "Think he could do with a few driving lessons. Wish I gave him my card".

The driver fled the scene but was later held on suspicion of drugs offences, with the vehicle containing a "large quantity" of suspected drugs. There were no reported injuries in the incident.