A pensioner is fighting for their life in hospital after being the victim of a hit and run in South Norwood.

Police were called to a crash yesterday (November 12) around 6pm to the junction of Park Road and Whitehorse Lane, next to Selhurt Park stadium.

Officers found a 77-year-old man who had been hit by a car while the driver had not stopped at the scene.

The pensioner was taken to a central London hospital where his condition has been described as "critical".

There have been no arrests at this time. Enquiries are underway to trace the driver and the vehicle involved.

Anyone who either witnessed or has information relating to this incident are asked to contact the Met’s serious collision investigation unit at Catford on 0208 285 1574 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.