A child is fighting for his life after he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in Barnet.

The eight-year-old boy is currently in hospital with head and leg injuries after he was hit by a route 184 bus in Chesterfield Road at 8.15pm yesterday.

Paramedics and police officers were called and the boy's injuries are described as life-threatening.

The bus driver stopped at the scene but has not been arrested.

Any witnesses are asked to call 020 8991 9555.