A man who fled the scene of a moped crash in South Norwood yesterday was later taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police were called to Portland shortly before 3.30pm following reports of a young man being injured in a crash between a car and moped.

The individual, aged around 20, left the scene voluntarily in a different vehicle before ambulance services could assess him.

Some hours later, the same man called an ambulance from a different borough and was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains.

According to police, his injuries are serious, but not life-threatening.