TfL has issued a statement after an adult and a six-year-old girl were taken to hospital following a crash in Orpington on a road with vandalised traffic lights.

Police were called to Court Road at around 8.30am yesterday (Thursday) and the two were taken to hospital where their injuries were assessed as not life threatening.

Also on Court Road yesterday, numerous sets of ULEZ cameras and traffic lights were cut down.

TfL has said that vandalism is “unacceptable” and that all incidents are reported to police to be investigated.

TfL also said that it is working to repair the lights in Orpington as soon as possible.

It adds that damaging ULEZ cameras puts perpetrators at risk of being prosecuted and also puts the public’s safety at risk.

All vandalised cameras will be repaired or replaced by TfL as soon as possible.

Therefore, TfL advise that anyone driving check if their vehicle is non-compliant vehicle and to consider that support is available to transition.

A TfL spokesperson said: “Vandalism is unacceptable and all incidents on our network are reported to the police for investigation.

“Criminal damage to ULEZ cameras or vehicles puts the perpetrators at risk of prosecution and injury, while simultaneously risking the safety of the public.

“We are aware of a collision today between two cars at the location of a vandalised traffic light, and our thoughts are with the two people who were injured.

“Camera vandalism will not stop the ULEZ operating London-wide.

“All vandalised cameras are repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

“We have an extensive camera network which is sufficient to support the effective operation of the scheme.

“Anyone driving a non-compliant vehicle within the expanded zone will be detected and we advise everyone to check whether their vehicle is compliant and to consider the various support that is available to help transition to greener modes of transport.

“We work hard to keep people safe and to keep traffic moving and we urgently attend to all reports of traffic signal outages.

“We are working to ensure that these traffic lights in Orpington are fixed as quickly as possible.”