Seven-year-old boy struck by Croydon tram

Tram Croydon

Tramlink services are currently suspended between Addington Village and New Addington. Photo: RachelH_ from Flickr

A seven-year-old boy has suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a tram near Croydon this morning.

The incident happened at approximately 8am at the Fieldway tram stop in Lodge Lane, Addington.

The boy was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, and he is currently in a stable condition.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “The incident was reported to police at 8.04am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”

Officers are currently looking into the full circumstances surrounding the incident, however at this stage this appears to have been an accident.”

Tram services are suspended from Addington Village to New Addington while London Tramlink investigates the incident.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Two fire engines and a fire rescue unit attended an incident involving a child under a tram on Lodge Lane in Croydon, earlier this morning.

“The child was trapped and released by firefighters using specialist lifting equipment and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.”

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