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15-year-old’s death still unexplained after post-mortem

The circumstances surrounding the death of a 15-year-old boy in South London are still being reviewed after a post-mortem examination failed to explain how he died.

15-year-old Aflie Lawton was sadly pronounced dead after he was found on Monday, 8 February, near to the railway lines in Green Lane Recreation Ground at Berrylands near New Malden.

His next of kin were informed, and his death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious at present.

On Monday (February 22), police announced that a post mortem had failed to explain the cause of his death.

A spokesperson for the Met Police, investigating, said:

“On Monday, 15 February a post-mortem examination was carried out but did not establish a cause of death. Further tests will now take place.

“The Met’s South West Local Investigations team are leading the investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

“All efforts are being made to trace witnesses who may have further information and officers are urging anyone who was in or around Green Lane Recreation Ground on the evening of Monday, 8 February, or who may spoke with Alfie in the days before his death, to get in touch.”

Detective Inspector Andy Griffin meanwhile urged anyone with information to contact them.

“Alfie’s family, and their community of neighbours and friends are struggling with the grief of losing such a wonderful and vibrant young man,” he said.

“Police are actively investigating the circumstances that led to Alfie’s tragic death, which is currently remains unexplained. We need as much information as possible to assist our enquiries, and answer the questions the family has about what happened to Alfie on that day.

“If anyone has any information, regardless of how insignificant they think it may be, please provide it to the investigation team so it can be followed up.”

Anyone with information that could help with police enquiries is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting ref CAD5562/08FEB21.



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