A ten-year-old boy has been left with serious head injuries following a car crash.

Met Police were called at 7.55pm on Thursday, February 13, to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian in Barking Road, Newham, near Ernald Avenue.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and the boy was taken to an east London hospital.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

His next-of-kin have been informed.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information or who may have captured the collision on dash cam or other media devices is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8597 4874, quoting CAD 7088/13FEB. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.