Seven people are in hospital following a crash between a bus and a van this morning in Leyton.

Emergency services attended Lea Bridge Road shortly after 6.30am to reports of a collision.

London Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the London Air Ambulance team in a car.

Crews treated 12 patients, seven required further medical attention and were taken to hospitals in London.

London Fire Brigade attended to help clean up fuel spilt on the road as a result of the crash.

Road closures remain in place.

The Metropolitan Police said the severity of the injuries of those taken to hospital was unknown at this time.

More to follow