A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy died in a hit-and-run incident while riding an e-scooter.
the incident happened in bromley In the early hours of Sunday morning.
Officers were called to Southborough Lane after reports of a car and e-scooter collision.
He was taken to a hospital in central London where he later died.
The Met said the boy’s family members have been informed and are being supported by specialist officials.
The car, a red Fiat Punto, did not stop at the scene, but the vehicle was discovered on Sunday morning in nearby Southwood Close.
The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the site of the collision, causing death by dangerous driving and providing a positive alcohol breath test.
He was taken into custody where he lives.
Officials are also investigating the missing of the e-scooter that was traveling at the time of the accident, which is believed to have been stolen from the scene.
The Met has said it wants to speak to the occupants of a darker people carrier-type car with a sliding door, which was spotted in the area.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, removed the e-scooter, or who drove a red Fiat Punto into the area at around 1.20 p.m. was urged to call the police on 0208 285 1574, with reference 775/18JUL given.
Crimestoppers can also be informed anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.