Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an 18-year-old boy died when he was struck by a coach in Mitcham.

Emergency services were called to London Road yesterday (January 31) at 1.12pm following reports of a road traffic collision.

Police officers, the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance Service were all at the scene and discovered a coach had hit a pedestrian.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said, despite the best efforts of emergency services, the teenager was pronounced dead just under 30 minutes later.

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“The victim's family has been notified,” he added. “A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course and we await formal identification.

“The driver of the coach stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

“Early indications are that the pedestrian was struck by the vehicle as he attempted to cross the road.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who can assist with details of events leading up to the collision.”

No arrests have been made while enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Nick Mackian, the investigating officer from the Met’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This incident occurred at a time when traffic was heavy on London Road and I urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage to contact police without delay.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact the Met’s serious collision investigation unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157, or tweet @MetCC.