4-year-old child in a critical condition after hit and run in north London

The 4 year-old boy was taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance. Credit: Twitter / @MPSEnfield

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a car failed to stop at the scene of a collision with a child.

The child - a 4 year-old boy - was taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance. His condition is critical

At 6.15pm this evening, police were called to a silver Mercedes E Class in collision with a child on Green Lanes, N13.

The car failed to stop at the scene. At this stage, it is not known how many people were inside the vehicle, which drove off towards Winchmore Hill, N13.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, who may know the whereabouts of the Mercedes or who has information that may assist the investigation should call Enfield police via 101. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.