The woman who was trapped under a car after being hit in the St Nicholas Centre car park, has died.

The 76-year-old was hit on the fourth floor of the Sutton town centre shopping centre car park shortly after 1pm today, Thursday, July 16,

She was taken to hospital by the London Air Ambulance where she later died, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The woman had her leg trapped after being hit by a car, sparking a full scale emergency call out.

Ambulances, police and fire crews, as well as the air ambulance, were all at the St Nicholas Way shopping centre car park after reports came in at about 1.04pm.

According to the Metropolitan Police the woman had her leg trapped under a green Nissan Almera.

The air ambulance landed on the roof of the St Nicholas centre and it was earlier understood that the woman was in the helicopter recuperating ahead of being taken to hospital. 

Following her death officers have launched an appeal for information and witnesses.

Detective Sergeant John Hartfree who leads the investigation said: "The car park would have been busy at that time. 

"I urge anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet had the opportunity to speak to police to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton.” 

Next of kin have been informed and a postmortem examination will be scheduled in due course. 

The car stopped at the scene. The driver was not arrested.

Those with information are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Merton by dialing 020 8543 5157 or the police non-emergency line on 101.