Baby taken to hospital after Forest Gate hit-and-run

The hit-and-run took place at a zebra crossing in Upton Lane (Picture: Google Maps)

The hit-and-run took place at a zebra crossing in Upton Lane (Picture: Google Maps) - Credit: Google Maps

A 13-month-old baby was taken to hospital following a hit-and-run in Forest Gate.

The tot, who was in a pram at the time, was being pushed across a zebra crossing in Upton Lane, near the junction with Kitchener Road, at around 11pm last night by a woman in her 40s.

They were hit by a car, described as a white BMW 5 series, which then drove off.

Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and both woman and child were taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.