A young woman has died after being found with severe burns in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were called after a fire was reported near the Tesco Extra supermarket at the junction of West Barnes Lane and Burlington Road in New Malden at 1.12am.

There they found the body of a woman in the road outside the store.

The woman, blieved to be 18-years-old, had suffered severed burns and was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kins have been informed.

It is believed the fire started at a nearby home in Linkway.

West Barnes Lane is closed as the London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police investigate the cause of the fire.

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