Two men were killed after a high-speed car chase with police in north London.

The Audi they were passengers in crashed into a bridge in south Tottenham after jumping a red light and clipping a van with police in pursuit.

A 30-year-old man driving the vehicle survived and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after trying to escape on foot. The two passengers killed were 33 and 38 years old, and their relatives have been informed.

"Officers gave CPR prior to the arrival of ambulances, but both were pronounced dead at the scene," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Police gave chase to the vehicle when it sped off after passing a patrol car travelling in the opposite direction at 2am on Friday 29 March.

Having spent a few minutes looking for the car, officers set off in pursuit when they spotted it a few hundred yards away.

After the crash, the driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries and was also arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The driver of the van was also treated in hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the circumstances of the chase.