East London: Several injured after double-decker bus crashes into shop

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Several people have been injured after a double-decker bus crashed into a shop in east London.

Ambulance crews, paramedics, a Hazardous Area Response Team and an air ambulance have been sent to the scene.

The London Ambulance Service said on Twitter medics are treating a number of patients at the scene,

The collision happened at about 8.20am this morning on Selywn Avenue in Chingford.

A number of road closures are in place around the junction of Selwyn Avenue and Winchester Road.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said “inquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing”.

The force added: “At approximately 8.20am on Tuesday January 25 police were called to reports of a bus in collision with a shop in Selwyn Avenue, E4.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service are on scene.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said

his thoughts were with those affected by the “terrible” incident.

He tweeted: “I’ve received reports this morning of a bus crashing into a building in Highams Park in Waltham Forest. Emergency services are currently on the scene-we will share more information as soon as we have it.

“My thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible incident.”

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