A man was found dead in New Malden during the early hours of Monday morning.

Residents in Elm Road reported seeing emergency services in the road near Barton Green at about 5.30am.

The road was blocked off for several hours and police have now confirmed the exact reason for that.

"We were called by London Ambulance Service for medical assistance," a Met Police spokesman said.

"A man was pronounced dead at the scene."

The spokesman added that the death is being treated as non-suspicious but unexplained.

It has been referred to the coroner.