Seven Kings schoolgirl dies after falling from footbridge

A 16-year-old Seven Kings schoolgirl has died after falling from a bridge in Leytonstone.

Police are treating the death of the girl as non-suspicious.

The student of The Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, fell from a footbridge close to the Green Man Roundabout, on to the A12, at 12.31pm yesterday.

A section of the A12 was closed in both directions for a short time.

The youngster was confirmed dead at the scene.

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A post-mortem is due to take place at Walthamstow Mortuary on either Monday or Tuesday, police have said.

Next of kin have been informed of the death.

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