14/08/2014 16:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Boy, 10, And Father Both Die In Motorbike Crash

Police in London are appealing for witnesses after a 10-year-old boy and his father were killed in a motorbike accident.

The little boy was riding pillion on his dad's Ducati when it smashed into a lamp-post and a road sign on the North Circular in Acton, west London, at 2am yesterday.

The 35-year-old father and the child were reportedly thrown through the air after the smash.

Paramedics raced to the scene, where the Sun reports they 'fought for 30 minutes' to save the child and his dad before pronouncing them dead.

The paper claims the boy's 'distraught mum' said her husband had been travelling home from work at the time, but could not explain why her son was also on the bike.

A witness to the accident said he had been walking home when he happened upon the tragedy.

He said: "The motorbike had shot down the verge and was lying in front of a tree but the people were lying near the junction. It was horrible."

London Ambulance Service confirmed their staff had treated two male patients who were both suffering cardiac arrest, adding that 'sadly, despite extensive efforts to resuscitate them, they were both pronounced dead at the scene'.