Teenage mother dies after being found on fire in street

  • 29 December 2013
  • From the section London
Incident scene
Image caption Police say the death appears to be "non-suspicious".

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

Police and firefighters were called to a level crossing on West Barnes Lane, in Raynes Park, at 01:00 GMT on Sunday.

Scotland Yard said the woman had a young son, who was being looked after by relatives when she died.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said her death was "non-suspicious" but they wanted to speak to three people who had rushed to her aid.

Officers believe the fire started at a residential property in Linkway, a nearby street.

The cause of the fire and circumstances of the death are being investigated by officers in Merton, and by London Fire Brigade.

A post-mortem examination has yet to be arranged.

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