A teenage girl has died after falling from a balcony in South London.

Police were called to the scene on Thurston Road, Lewisham at around 2.12pm on Sunday.

A 16-year-old girl was pronounced dead at 3.26pm.

Several police and ambulance vehicles were called to respond to the incident.

A spokesperson from the Met Police said: “A 16-year-old girl had fallen from the balcony of a residential property.

News Shopper:

"The injured girl was pronounced dead at 3.26pm.

“Her next of kin are aware."

Pictures from the scene today showed a huge crane, surrounded by emergency service vehicles, bent over the roof of a gym which is next to a large block of flats which have balconies on the road.

A video posted on Twitter showed an air ambulance landing at a nearby Sports Direct car park.

London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and London's Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

A police cordon remains on the road while inquiries continue.

One person said on Twitter: "London Air Ambulance just landed in Lewisham hope everything is ok, loads of police blocking off roads."

Another added: "Never seen so many paramedic cars in quick succession - at least 6 flew past our flat. Hope all is OK, but signs suggest otherwise sadly."