A child injured in a "scalding incident" was rushed to a major trauma centre by air ambulance from a Thamesmead residence. 

Ambulance services were called to Titmuss avenue at around 12.50pm, dispatching a helicopter to the scene. 

According to police, a child was injured in a scalding incident, sustaining, non-life-threatening injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 12.47pm to reports of an incident at a residential address in Titmuss Avenue, SE28.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a medic in a car. We also dispatched London's Air Ambulance.

“We treated a person at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre as a priority."