Man’s body found on fire in ‘unexplained’ death

A man’s body has been found ‘alight’ on a street in London.

The Metropolitan Police are treating his death as unexplained after he was found at around 6am in Mitcham.

A spokesperson for the force said: ‘Police were called to Commonside East, Mitcham, at 6.12am on Thursday, September 17 to reports of a concern for safety.

‘Officers attended. The body of a man was found.

‘Enquiries are ongoing to notify next of kin.

‘The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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‘Road closures have been put in place.

‘Enquiries are ongoing.’

Tania Marszalek, 39, who lives near to where the body was found, told the Sun: ‘My dogs woke me up at around 6am.

‘I was annoyed they had woken me up before my alarm and I checked outside to see what was going on – I saw a police officer tying a red tape cordon to the wing mirror of my car.

‘I immediately wanted to know what was going on and I asked the officers who didn’t tell me much at all.

‘There are people on the street who are saying a guy was found at the end of the road on fire after being mutilated, he was still alive when he was found.’

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