Police called to reports of man on fire

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Mitcham.

Police were called to Commonside East, Mitcham, at 6.12am today (Thursday, 17 September) to reports of a man on fire.

Officers attended and the body of a man was found. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

The investigation is being led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting CAD 1135/17Sep.

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