A 57-year old woman has been killed after being knocked down by a police car close to Princess Royal University Hospital yesterday evening.

Farnborough Common was shut both ways shortly before 4pm yesterday evening due to the fatal incident with closures still in place today.

A Met spokesman said earlier that the woman was in critical condition but unfortunately, she has since been pronounced dead at 9:30am on Friday, August 2.

A Met spokesman said: "At approximately 3:55pm on Thursday, August 1, a marked police vehicle was in collision with a female pedestrian in Farnborough Common, jct with Crofton Road, Bromley.

"London’s Air Ambulance attended and the pedestrian, a 57-year-old woman was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. She died at 9:30am hours on Friday, 2 August.

"Her next of kin have been informed.

"The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the Independent Office for Police Conduct who have launched an investigation."

A spokesman for the LAS has said: "We were called at 3.57pm on Thursday (August 1) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian in Farnborough Common, Bromley. 

"We sent an ambulance crew and three medics in response cars to the scene.

"We also dispatched London's Air Ambulance. We treated a person and took them to hospital."