A woman has died after she was hit by a van in Edgware this morning (March 28).

Emergency services were called to Hale Lane after reports of a collision just before 6am.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed a pedestrian and a van involved in the incident by the Harvester pub.

The London Ambulance Service attended but police have said that the pedestrian - a woman in her 50s - died at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed, the Met added.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and he is assisting police with their enquiries.

An investigation into the fatal incident has been launched and a road closure has been in place.

The cordon is at the junction with Deans Lane and several police and ambulance vehicles were in attendance.

A forensic tent was in place outside the Jolly Badger Harvester pub and restaurant.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 6.03am today (28 March) to reports of a road traffic collision in Hale Lane, Edgware.

"We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, the patient died at the scene."

Several bus routes have been on diversion as a result of the road closure.

Any witnesses to this incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 914/28Mar.