A car being chased by police has driven into a family, leaving two people dead.
Witnesses described the horror of the aftermath of the car crash today (Wednesday) in Penge, south-east London, which saw the car, reportedly stolen, smash into a group of four pedestrians.
One man who lives near the scene said that a black car tried to turn into Lennard Road whilst being chased by two police BMWs.
"It was a horrific scene on a sunny afternoon in a sleepy place," he revealed. "He lost control and ploughed into a family that was walking on the pavement down Lennard Road.
"People were trying to lift a car off a little girl. The police officers that were chasing were distraught."
Another witness who helped in the aftermath said a woman in her 30s or 40s and a child aged around 10 had been killed.
A separate eyewitness said he saw the other two casualties, who were children, being taken away by ambulance.
Scotland Yard said: "At approximately 2.05pm on Wednesday August 31 a car was in collision with a number of members of the public in Lennard Road.
"The car was being pursued by police at the time of the collision. London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended - two people have been pronounced dead at the scene.
"The driver of the car has been arrested and remains in custody at a south London police station."