13-year-old girl killed after being hit by lorry in Catford - driver arrested

The girl was killed on the South Circular at Catford (Pic: Google Street View)

The girl was killed on the South Circular at Catford (Pic: Google Street View)

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A 13-year-old girl has died after being hit by a lorry in Catford, south London, this morning.

Police are advising drivers to avoid the area on the busy South Circular after they closed the road to investigate.

Officers were called at around 7.35am to Brownhill Road. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed.

The lorry driver, a man, stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody at a south London police station.

The Catford area of the A205 as the road is closed in both directions between the Catford Gyratory and Verdant Lane as investigation into the circumstances of the collision is carried out.

Any witnesses should call the witness lines on 020 8285 1574.

UPDATE: The driver has now been bailed until October pending further enquiries

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