A female pedestrian was struck by a police car outside Surbiton Hill Methodist Church during a service on Sunday evening, the Met Police has confirmed. 

The woman, who has not been named, was taken to hospital with a head injury but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

The Met Police said emergency services attended Ewell Road at around 7.50pm on December 16, after the pedestrian was hit by a police car dealing with an emergency call. 

Reverend Stan Brown of Surbiton Hill Methodist Church said Ewell road was temporarily cordoned off after the incident. 

He added: “We did not know until afterwards. We had a carol service and we did not see or hear anything.” 

Reports of the incident on Ewell Road first emerged on social media at around 8.35pm. 

Social media users reported seeing emergency services on the scene, a police cordon around the church and a woman being brought out on a stretcher.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 7:53pm on Sunday (December 16) to Ewell Road, Surbiton to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian. 

"We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew to the scene. We treated a woman at the scene and took her to hospital."

The Met Police confirmed it is investigating the incident and enquiries are ongoing.