A SERIOUS collision in York city centre has led to the closure of Piccadilly.

The area outside Spark is closed, and drivers and members of the public are being urged to stay away while emergency services work at the scene.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called along with road ambulances, and First Buses have been diverted.

Witnesses said the accident involved a young child and a bus. It is not known how seriously the child was injured.

A First Bus spokesperson said: "I can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in an incident yesterday.

"First York staff attended the scene and provided assistance. We continue to support the police with their enquiries.

"Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian and their family, and we are also supporting our bus driver, who was understandably shaken by the incident."

@BBCYork⁩ ⁦@BBCLookNorth⁩ serious accident on #Piccadilly #york . Believed to involve a bus and a pedestrian. No further details at the minute. ⁦@YorkshireAirAmb⁩ tried to land but had to try to land elsewhere pic.twitter.com/jek8JRtQ91