Rogue bee swarm causes chaos in London

A huge swarm of bees has descended onto a London suburb bringing peak-hour traffic to a halt.

Some stopped to film the phenomenon in Greenwich, south-east London, while others beelined for shelter from the hundreds of insects on Tuesday evening.

Abigail Hering, who runs the nearby Beadoir jewellery shop, posted footage on Twitter, describing it as "absolutely crazy".

She told the Press Association she could hear an "underlying hum".

"It was just literally swarming, above the cars around the one way system.

"While I was videoing them I looked down and I could see literally the front of me covered in bees. They were on me. They were on everybody. They were in your hair, on your top."

The swarm lingered for at least an hour before moving on.