Actress Billie Piper is believed to have been involved in a car accident with a 16-year-old cyclist.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Goods Way, King’s Cross, by the London Ambulance Service at 15.56hrs on Tuesday, July 29 to reports of a road traffic collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. The driver of the vehicle was female.”

He said that enquiries continue into the incident which involved “a black VW Golf which was in collision with a cycle being ridden by a 16-year-old male. The driver stopped at the scene.”

The Mail on Sunday reports that Piper was driving at under five miles per hour when the incident happened.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 15.53 to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a bike on York Way.

“We sent a responder by car and an ambulance crew to the scene.

“We treated a boy reported to be 16 years old for a shoulder injury.

“He was taken to University College Hospital.”

Piper, 31, who has appeared in Doctor Who and The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, is currently appearing at the National Theatre in a play called Great Britain, where she plays a tabloid news editor.

The Mail reports that she pulled out of Tuesday night’s performance following the collision but was back on stage the next night.