A 92-year-old woman has sustained life-threatening injuries while boarding a bus in Twickenham this afternoon.

Police were called to reports of an elderly lady falling as she attempted to get on a Richmond-bound 490 bus in King Street, outside WH Smith, at 12.14pm today.

It is believed she fell onto the pavement, where she suffered "very serious" leg and hip injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed she was taken to a central London hospital and described her situation as "severe" and "life-threatening".

Police cordoned off the area surrounding the bus and were still on the scene as much as two-and-a-half hours later.

Enquiries are ongoing, led by police officers from Richmond borough.