An elderly man and a woman have been struck by a bus outside the Victoria Centre in Nottingham.

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A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire police said: “A man and a woman have been taken to hospital after being hit by a bus this morning.

“The man is being treated for serious injuries and the woman is being treated for minor injuries.”

The first ambulance call was made at 11.05am and the ambulances are believed to have taken around five minutes to arrive at the scene.

Callum Bird, 23, Nottingham post vendor, was a witness at the scene.

He said: “I was serving a customer and heard a loud bang and shout so I rushed over to help an elderly man and woman.

“The man had a serious head injury and the old woman was just regaining consciousness and had stomach pains.”

“I called an ambulance and there was an off-duty paramedic to help them out until the ambulance arrived. It took them about five minutes to arrive and as soon as they got here everyone got cleared away by the police. About five police cars turned up.”

Nottingham City Transport have tweeted to apologise for delays caused by the incident.

An elderly man and woman have been hit

An ambulance call was made at 11:05am

At least three police cars and three ambulances were at the scene

They have both been taken to the Queens Medical Centre

More to follow.