A woman died after she "collapsed on the steps" at a hostel in the centre of Woolwich.

London Ambulance Service and Met Police arrived around 4am on Friday (February 23) to Hostel Ordnance on Woolwich New Road to reports a woman had collapsed.

A staff member said: "Someone just passed away at the bottom of the steps and then the police came.

"I have no idea how it happened. Police were there from around 4am to 7am."

The woman was in her 50s and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson from Met Police said her death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.