Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run incident in Croydon which has left a man fighting for his life.

A man in his 30s was run over on Whitehorse Lane shortly before 7.17pm, when police arrived on the scene.

Officers were called by the ambulance service, who took the man to a south London hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The vehicle, believed to be a dark coloured Mercedes, failed to stop. There have been no arrests.

Officers from the Met's serious collision investigation unit are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage to contact them on 020 8285 1574.

Alternatively, call 101, quoting 7520/17 Jan or tweet @MetCC.