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.
‘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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