A 14-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a car in a hit and run incident.
Police were called to Morland road at approximately 19.10 hours on Friday night, after a report of the collsion, with the car having driven off.
Officers and the ambulance service attended and the girl, who had sustained a serious head injury, was taken to hospital , where she remains.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that the car involved in the collision, which failed to stop at the scene, was a green coloured Renault Clio number plate T861 JKP. The car was found a short time later, around a mile from the scene, in Davies Close, Croydon. It was burnt out.
Officers believe the driver was a white man in his 20s with short hair. They are urging this driver to contact police. Any witnesses are also being asked to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Paul Sanders, who is leading the investigation with officers from the collision investigation unit at Catford Traffic Garage, said: “Firstly we are appealing for anyone who was in Morland Road that may have witnesses the collision or the car driving away to contact us. Any information they have may be able to assist our investigation.
“Secondly, we are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything as the car was abandoned and set alight in Davies Close.
“Finally we are appealing to anyone who has any knowledge or information about the car. Are you the driver? Do you know who the driver was? Do you know owns it or who has access to it and drives it? If you do, or if you are the driver, then please contact us.”
Anyone with information that may assist police should call the witness line on 020 8285 1574 or they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.