A man has been shot dead in Sydenham this afternoon.

Police were called at 3.45pm on Sunday to reports of suspicious activity in Sydenham Road

Officers attended and shots were subsequently heard.

A man in his 20s was found with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene at 3.50pm

Police remain at the scene – there have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries in to the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police 101 quoting CAD 4860/8Sept or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.