A "shocking video" of a cyclist narrowly missing a huge falling tree in Lewisham is deeply concerning, according to the council.

The clip was filmed on October 4 in Adelaide Avenue and shows a tree surgeon cutting a tree before it falls and narrowly misses an oncoming cyclist.

Councillor Alan Hall described it as shocking and said he is concerned for the safety of residents and workers.

A spokesman for Lewisham Council said: "We are deeply concerned about this footage as the safety of our residents, workers and the public is paramount.

"We have mounted a full investigation and our contractor has reported the incident to the Health and Safety Executive."