Police are investigating the death of 16-year-old Wendy Maguire who died after she jumped off a bridge in Leytonstone, east London on Friday.

Wendy, who was believed to have been a student at The Palmer Catholic Academy in Ilford, fell to her death just three miles away from her school at one of the countries busiest ‘A’ roads. She was confirmed dead at the scene.

Saidaa Sharrif, who had witnessed the incident, wrote on a Facebook page that has been set up in Wendy’s memory that

It was tragic to have witnessed the poor girl in the road before the emergency services had arrived. The image of that poor girl will haunt me forever and my deepest sympathy goes out to all family and friends concerned. RIP :( xx

Floral tributes have been left at the scene of her death paying tribute to the schoolgirl who was described as being ‘one of the most loved ones at school’. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.