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Harman facing probe after collision

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High-profile Labour MP Harriet Harman is facing a police investigation after allegedly being involved in a collision in south-east London while using her mobile phone.

Labour's deputy leader denies the accusations but is said to have struck a parked car while using a mobile.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that it is looking into the incident and added: "We are investigating a minor traffic collision in Dulwich on July 3 and are in the process of taking statements from all parties concerned."

Police are expected to take a statement from the MP for Camberwell and Peckham, who denies any wrongdoing according to her spokeswoman, but would not say if they had spoken to her or confirm any other details relating to the incident.

Witnesses told the Mail on Sunday that the MP stopped briefly to speak after the crash but drove off without leaving her insurance or registration details.

The spokeswoman for Ms Harman said: "(She) strongly refutes the allegations but is co-operating fully with the police."

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