A car has smashed into a lamp post in the middle of Woolwich town centre around 12pm today, blocking the road and causing damage.

It appears the car drove into the post on Woolwich New Road at some speed, and the driver was seen running from the vehicle immediately after.

Police confirmed they had been called, but no arrests were made.

The vehicle was abandoned on the street, blocking the road and causing traffic and buses to be diverted.

Numerous witnesses on social media reported seeing the driver climb out of the vehicle folllowing the crash and run from the scene.