One witness said the Ferrari mounted the pavement while crossing a bridge in Battersea Park Road Google Streetview

Six people have been taken to hospital after a Ferrari ploughed into a group of pedestrians in south-west London.

Police, ambulances and the air ambulance were called to the scene in Battersea Park Road, Wandsworth, shortly before 10.30am on Monday (12 December).

The collision is believed to have occurred close to Battersea Dogs and Cats home.

One witness, who did not want to be named, said the Ferrari mounted the pavement as it was driving over a bridge. He added that a cyclist was among those hit by the sports car.

Six people were taken to hospital but police say their conditions are not yet known. Officers say the driver stopped at the scene.

A section of the road remains closed off.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 10:28am to reports of a road traffic collision near Kirtling Street at the junction with Battersea Park Road.

"We sent a paramedic on a motorcycle, four ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer to the scene alongside our hazardous area response team.

"London's Air Ambulance was also dispatched. We treated six patients at the scene and took them to hospital."

Update 5.25pm: Police now say seven people were taken to hospital. Five were treated with minor injuries while two remain in hospital in an unknown condition.

The 35-year-old driver of the Ferrari was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and remains in custody at west London police station.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the collision.

They are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information about the collision to contact them on 020 8543 1557.