An 18-year-old girl has died after she was found on fire in a street in south-west London on 29 December.

The London Fire Brigade were called at 1.10am to reports of a burning woman on a level crossing, near a Tesco branch at West Barnes Lane in New Malden.

When the fire service arrived they found a badly burnt woman in the middle of the road. She suffered severe burns on every part of her body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe they know the dead woman’s identity and have informed her next of kin, but no formal identification has taken place.

Her death is being treated as unexplained pending an investigation by the police and fire service. The fire is believed to have started in a house nearby.