Seven people have been injured after a bus crashed into a bridge.

Emergency service photographs show that the roof of the double decker was ripped off in the collision in Norwood, south London, last night.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) treated seven patients at the scene after being alerted at 9.10pm to "reports of a bus having hit a bridge".

Of the injured, four people were taken to Croydon University Hospital including three patients who had minor injuries. One woman had neck pain and was collared and boarded as "a precaution", the spokesman said.

The LAS sent a hazardous area response team, two ambulance crews, two single responders in cars and a duty manager to the scene.

Leon Daniels, Transport for London's managing director of surface transport, said: "At approximately 9.20pm on 18 July, a route 197 double-decker bus, operated by Arriva, was involved in a collision with a bridge at the junction of Portland Road and Clifford Road.

"Seven passengers sustained minor injuries and emergency services attended the scene. There will be a full investigation into the incident."