A woman has died and two people were injured when a Land Rover mounted the curb and ploughed into pedestrians in Guildford town centre. Surrey Police said the 4x4 struck a group of pedestrians in Bridge Street at about 13:30 GMT.

According to eyewitnesses 'pedestrians were trapped' underneath the car. A woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have informed her family. Another pedestrian, a man in his 40s, has suffered serious pelvic injuries and been taken to hospital in London. Police said a third pedestrian, a woman in her 30s, had minor injuries.

The driver of the Landrover Defender, a man in his 40s, has been taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital with what are thought to be minor injuries.

Emergency services were still at the scene at 16:00 GMT. A green screen had been erected around the crash site to shield the scene from passersby.

Councillor Paul Spooner tweeted: "Terrible news. Thoughts with those affected today. I await a briefing." As reports emerged of a fatality he added: "News gets worse... confirmed fatal collision in Guildford town centre today."

Road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrians trapped in Bridge Street, #Guildford , @SECAmbulance , @SurreyPolice & HEMMS attended

— Surrey Fire & Rescue (@SurreyFRS) February 20, 2016

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "Officers from our Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witness following a fatal collision in Bridge Street, Guildford earlier today (February 20). Shortly before 1.30pm a grey Land Rover Defender left the road and was involved in a collision with a number of pedestrians.

"Police and the other emergency services quickly attended and remain at the scene. Police can confirm that one of the pedestrians - a woman in her thirties - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and Surrey Police officers are providing support to her family at this extremely difficult time."

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours and drivers and pedestrians are being advised to avoid the area.

It was the second such accident in Guildford, coming just four months after a car ploughed into a group of shoppers on a street around 300 yards away from today's tragedy.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P16039280.