A woman has died after taking ill while visiting the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park this afternoon (Wednesday, May 26).

Images of a significant emergency services presence including paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and officers with the Metropolitan Police circulated on social media Wednesday afternoon amid speculation that someone was being treated by first responders at the scenic garden.

Royal Parks Police later tweeted to confirmed their presence at the scene, and soon posted an update confirming that the woman, who was in her 80s, had sadly passed away.

"Officers are currently dealing with an unwell person in the Isabella Plantation in #RichmondPark, please avoid the entrance at Broomfield Hill car park.

"Unfortunately a lady in her late 80’s passed away, it is not being treated as suspicious.

"Next of Kin have been informed. Our thoughts are with her friends and family," a spokesperson for the Met Police's Royal Parks team posted to Twitter.