A woman in her early 20s has been killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver in south London.

She was struck by a car travelling at speed in the early hours of Saturday morning, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe a dark-coloured VW – possibly a Golf – was involved.

Police were called to the junction of Brixton Hill and Dumbarton Road at about 12.30am.

The force said: The driver of the vehicle, which was travelling at speed, did not stop at the scene and enquiries are under way to trace it.

A spokesman added that the car involved may have sustained damage to the bonnet as a result of the incident.

:: Any witnesses or people with information that could assist investigators were asked to call 101 ref CAD 183/12 Jan.

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