A 22-month-old baby has died after being hit by a suspected drug-driver in Ruislip on Sunday.

The Met Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place just after 4pm on Sunday on the Eastcote Road, Kings College Road junction in Ruislip.

A man in his 30s was also taken to hospital and remains in critical condition following the incident, as the child was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of the emergency services.

A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, suspicion of causing serious injury while driving, and on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs and is in custody.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan said: “Our thoughts are with the child’s parents at what must be an unimaginably difficult time.

“We have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened and I am asking anyone who was in the vicinity at that time who may have seen something, or has dashcam footage or CCTV, to come forward and help us with our investigation.”

The baby was believed to be in a pushchair, with two other pedestrians involved in the collision, including the man who was taken to hospital.

Detectives from the Met Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident, with enquiries ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit ask any witnesses to call 020 8246 9820, or 101 citing reference CAD 4892/25OCT20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.