Two people have been rushed to hospital after a shop sign fell on them.

Emergency services including the fire service, police and paramedics were called to Old Church Road, junction with New Road in Chingford around 6pm today after a sign fell from the shop front.

Metropolitan Police were called at 6.10pm and encountered two people who had been injured by Boots store sign.

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

A 10-metre shop sign had fallen from the first floor onto the pavement.

The two people were injured and were taken to hospital.

One woman sustained a leg injury and a man suffered injuries to his back.

Fire crews from Walthamstow, Chingford and Woodford fire stations attended the scene.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 6.08pm on April 11, to Old Church Road, E4, to reports of people who were injured.

"We sent two ambulance crews and an incident response officer to the scene.

"We treated two patients at the scene and took them both to hospital.”

Road closures and officers remain in place at the scene.

A Boots spokesperson said: "We are sorry that yesterday evening, April 11, an accident occurred at our Chingford store in which two of our store colleagues were injured.

"Our priority is making sure they are both okay and well looked after and that the store is safe.

"The emergency services attended the store and we are now carrying out a full safety investigation.”

The store also added that while the store is currently closed, pharmacy services are available for members of the public that need to collect prescriptions.