A cyclist has died following a severe crash with a lorry on Wandsworth Road in Clapham.

London Ambulance Service (LAS), London Air Ambulance and the Met Police rushed to attend the scene of the incident on Wandsworth Road, near the junction with Silverthorne Road, after receiving emergency calls just after 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

The cyclist, believed to be a woman in her 20s, suffered "critical injuries" from a collision with a lorry near the junction.

She died at the scene shortly after emergency services attended.

The significant presence of police and ambulance crews at the scene witnessed several bus routes in the area diverted as the authorities worked and established a perimeter around the site of the crash.

Responding to a request for comment from the Wandsworth Times, the Met Police confirmed that the cyclist had died as a result of the crash.

"Police were called to Wandsworth Road junction with Silverthorne Road, SW8 at 1512hrs on Thursday, July 4, following reports of a collision.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a female cyclist believed to be aged in her twenties suffering from critical injuries following a collision with a lorry.

"London Air Ambulance attended.

"The woman sadly died at the scene a short while later. Police are in the process of informing her next of kin," a spokesperson for the Met said.

The spokesperson added that the driver of the other vehicle involved in the incident was helping police with their enquiries.

"The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

"Temporary road closures have been put in place. Enquiries into the full circumstances continue," Met Police said.

Meanwhile, the area around the site of the collision was cordoned off by the emergency services.

Bus Routes 77, 87 and 452 were all diverted, and experiencing delays of up to an hour, Transport for London (TfL) said via Twitter.

"A3036 Wandsworth Road is fully closed at Silverthorne Road following an earlier serious collision.

"It's expected to remain closed to allow for police investigation work.

"Expect heavier-than-usual traffic on diversion routes, including South Lambeth Road and Clapham Road," TfL's Traffic News site said on Twitter.