Girl, 16, falls to her death from eighth floor balcony in London

Police officers were called to Thurston Road in Lewisham in London after reports that a 16-year-old had fallen from an eight-floor balcony.

Police have confirmed that officers attended the incident in Thurston Road, in Lewisham.

London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance, who landed in a nearby Sports Direct car park, attended, but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is being treated as non-suspicious and the victim’s next of kin have been informed.

A police cordon remains at the scene while inquiries continue.