A male pedestrian in his 60s died after a crash involving a council contracted bin lorry in Sanderstead this morning.

The incident was reported at around 10.45am today (July 11) in Cherry Tree Green, off Limpsfield Road, and saw a large emergency response involving Met Police and the London Ambulance Service and air ambulance.

The bin lorry, belonging to contractor Veolia, stopped at the scene, but despite the efforts of paramedics the man was pronounced dead at 11am.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 10.49am on Wednesday, 11 June by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a collision, involving a refuse collection truck and a pedestrian, in Cherry Tree Green, south Croydon.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, died at the scene at 11am. Next of kin have been informed, we await formal identification.”

The driver of the bin lorry was not arrested, but Veolia has confirmed it is working with emergency services while a full investigation takes place.

Some road closures are believed to still be in place this evening.