Officers were called to Southborough Lane in Bromley after reports of a car hitting an e-scooter

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A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run incident while riding an e-scooter.

Officers were called to Southborough Lane, Bromley, in the early hours of Sunday morning following reports of a collision involving a car and an e-scooter.

The Metropolitan Police attended with members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found the teenager, who had been riding the scooter, with serious injuries.

He was taken to a central London hospital where he later died.

The Met said the boy’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The car, a red Fiat Punto, did not stop at the scene but the vehicle was discovered later on Sunday morning in nearby Southwood Close.

The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death by dangerous driving and providing a positive alcohol breath test.

He was taken into custody, where he remains.

Officers are also investigating the disappearance of the e-scooter that was being ridden at the time of the crash, which is believed to have been stolen from the scene.

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The Met said they are keen to speak with the occupants of a dark-coloured people carrier-type car with a sliding door, which was seen in the area.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, the removal of the e-scooter, or who saw a red Fiat Punto being driven in the area at around 1.20am, has been urged to call police on 0208 285 1574, providing the reference 775/18JUL.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.