A 21-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 8.01pm last night to a collision between a bus and a pedestrian on Lea Bridge Road junction with Argyl Way, in Leyton.

Police along with the London Air Ambulance attended in the incident but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed.

The bus driver stopped at the scene and is helping police with enquiries. No arrests have been made.

Officers from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are leading the investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward; in particular those who saw what took place and motorists who may have dash-cam footage.

If you have information that could assist the investigation, please call 101 quoting CAD 7320/8Aug, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC