Five people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a barber shop.

Hoe Street, in Walthamstow, has been closed off this afternoon in both directions following the crash at Prestige Barbers.

The London Ambulance Service says it was called to the road at 1.45pm.

An air ambulance was called, along with a series of other emegrency members including the police and the fire brigade.

A spokesperson from the ambulance service said: "We treated five people at the scene and took all of them to hospital, three as a priority.

"Our crews have now been stood down from the scene." 

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The car that crashed through the shop (Photo: @JRHackney_Torey)The car that crashed through the shop (Photo: @JRHackney_Torey)

However according to the Metropolitan Police, all injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Footage circulating on social media shows shattered glass scattered outside, along with people lying on the floor being treated by members of the public.

While unclear, it appears the car may have smashed through two windows at the barber shop.

The Met says they were called after "multiple pedestrians" were hit by a car.

A spokesperson said: "Officers, along with colleagues from the Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance Service, attended the scene and immediately provided first aid to the 65-year-old driver and others at the location."

A number of road closure are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 3761/14Oct.