A truck driver who hit an elderly pedestrian in Penge has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving dangerously while under the influence of drugs.

A man in his 80s died on Penge High Street after being hit by a flat-bed truck on Saturday (December 29) night.

He was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at 10.41pm.

The driver of the truck was taken into custody and any witnesses are asked to called police on 101.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed.