A suspect remains at large five days after a hit-and-run incident in Plumstead which left a woman fighting for her life.

The incident, involving a motorbike and a pedestrian, occurred on Maxey Road shortly after 10pm on October 19.

The 23-year-old victim was initially taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition after suffering a serious head injury.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and the motorbike rider fled on foot.

Today (October 24), a Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that the woman's condition is serious but stable - however no arrests have been made since the event.

Maxey Road, which was temporarily closed post-incident, has been reopened.

Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 quoting CAD 7607/9NOV or by calling 101 or tweeting @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A petition to add a speed camera to Plumstead Road, a main road that links to Maxey Road, previously received more than 1,800 signatures, after an eight-year-old boy was killed on the street earlier this year.

A motorbike crashed with Mustafa Ahmed, his dad Mohamed and brother Ahmed, as they were on the way to the Greenwich Islamic Centre at 7.30am on February 19.

Both Mohamed, aged in his 40s, and Ahmed, 10, were found with serious injuries and taken to hospital for further treatment.

The petition, which reportedly has 1,860 signatures, said: “The speed of that stretch of road is dangerous with many cars jumping the red lights on a regular basis.

"There has been a number of [road traffic accidents], with the most recent one taking the life of an eight-year-old boy and putting his father and his 10-year-old brother in critical condition in hospital.

“All residents that are crossing that stretch of Plumstead Road feel unsafe and would like the council to take action immediately.”