An investigation has been launched after a man was rushed to hospital with severe burns following a fire in Sutton.

Emergency services were called to a shed alight on Westminster Road at around 3.49pm on May 19.

London Ambulance service sent an ambulance crew, a clinical team manager, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer.

Paramedics treated a 40-year-old man at the scene and rushed him to hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The London fire Brigade confirmed that the fire was under control by 4.29 pm.

A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigaded: "Firefighters were called to a shed alight on Westminster Road.

"A single-storey timber shed in a rear garden was destroyed by fire.

"Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Sutton, Mitcham and Norbury fire stations attended the scene.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service."

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Officers attended the location along with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade.

"A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital with severe burns to his body. His condition is critical.

"Investigations into the cause of the fire continue."