A teenage girl has suffered injuries after falling from height at a Romford shopping centre.

The Met Police were called at 3.31pm on Sunday (March 3) to reports of the incident at the Mercury Shopping Centre.

London Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an incident response officer, and dispatched London’s Air Ambulance to the scene.

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Medics treated the girl for injuries before taking her to hospital as a priority.

Met Police said her next of kin have been informed.

Romford Recorder: An air ambulance was spotted landing in response to the incidentAn air ambulance was spotted landing in response to the incident (Image: Submitted)

One shopper who was in the mall with his son at the time claimed that the teen had climbed on the escalator handrail and fell from the first floor.

A Mercury Mall spokesperson confirmed a child was injured at the centre yesterday afternoon after they made "an unwise spur of the moment decision" but didn't clarify the nature of this.

"Some wonderful members of the public and Mercury staff who also administered some first aid stayed with the individual until paramedics arrived," they added.

According to the centre, paramedics believe the girl "will make a full recovery in due course".