Two children are in hospital after being “hit by a bus” in Clapton.

Police were called to Clapton Common at the junction with Craven Walk shortly before 7pm yesterday evening (January 20) after receiving reports of the crash.

Two pedestrians - both children - had to be rushed to hospital for treatment.

Neither is now thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

A police spokesperson said that the parents of both children are now with them in hospital.

The bus stopped at the scene of the crash and no arrests have been made. A police investigation is ongoing.

Video footage posted to X showed a large number of ambulances at the scene last night.

London Fire Brigade also appeared to have responded to the incident alongside the Metropolitan Police.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent multiple resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, fast response cars, an incident response officer and a paramedic on a motorcycle. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.”

“Our first paramedic arrived on scene within four minutes.”

After news of the crash broke last night, Hackney Council advised residents to avoid the area.

A police cordon blocked Clapton Common yesterday evening, but traffic restrictions have since been lifted.

The gender or age of the children injured is yet to be confirmed.