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Man on fire found in South Croydon wood

A man on fire, who later died, has been found by emergency crews in a south London wood.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to Bankside, near Croham Woods, South Croydon, on Wednesday afternoon following reports of a "man on fire".

Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended and found the victim on fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as "unexplained", the Met said.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 4.15pm yesterday (Wednesday) to reports of a man on fire in Croham Woods.

"We attended with the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade and found a man on fire."

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