A man has died after a late night hit-and-run.

Police were called to reports of the crash in Moor Lane, Chessington at 12.13am this morning.

The driver did not stop and the man was dragged under the car "for some distance."

The man, believed to be 25-years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe they know the man’s identity and his next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

There has been no arrests and enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

The car involved in the crash has not been found

Officers have said they are not releasing further details at this time.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, should call 101 quoting CAD 96/july26.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There are numerous road closures and motorists are advised to avoid the area.