A boy has been taken to hospital this afternoon after sustaining serious burns.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 2.21pm on Wednesday to Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Bingham Road.

A Met spokesman said: "A young boy was reported to have received serious burns during a Christmas event.

"One adult was also reported to have received burn injuries, these are not believed to be serious.

"London Air Ambulance and LAS attended the scene."

The child has been taken to hospital, his next of kin have been informed.

London Fire Brigade and Health and Safety Executive have also been informed and enquiries continue.

A spokesman from the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 2.10pm today to reports of an incident on Bingham Road, Croydon.

"We dispatched two ambulance crews, an emergency responder, a medic in a car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched a trauma team from London's Air Ambulance.

"We treated three people at the scene for burns including a child, a man and a woman.

"We took the child to hospital by air. We also took the man and the woman to hospital by road."