Two dead after car being chased by police hits pedestrians in London

Police say the driver of the car has been arrested

Two dead after car being chased by police hits pedestrians in London

Police at the scene in Lennard Road, Penge in in south-east London. Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A woman and a boy have been killed after they were hit by a car that was being chased by police in London.

Metropolitan Police say the crash happened shortly after 2pm this afternoon.

The incident happened on the Lennard Road in the Penge suburb, and ambulance and air ambulance services attended the scene.

In a statement, police said: "Two members of the public - no further details at this time - were pronounced dead at the scene. We await updates re: any other injuries.

"The driver of the car has been arrested and remains in custody at a south London police station."

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: "We sent multiple resources to the scene including three ambulance crews, two incident response officers, an advanced paramedic and London's Air Ambulance.

"Sadly, a woman and a boy died at the scene.

"We treated a further three patients, all girls, at the scene for multiple injuries and they were all taken to hospital."