Police have said that death of a man in New Malden who with found with “substances” at the address is believed to be non-suspicious.

The discovery of the man’s body was made by emergency services at a flat in Kingston Road at 9.05pm on February 14.

Officers explained that the death is believed to be non-suspicious and has been treated as so, but this will only be confirmed by a Coroner.

A file will now be prepared by the Coroner.

London Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a fast response car to address – with the first medics on scene within five minutes.

His next of kin have been informed.

Several flats were evacuated as a safety precaution.

Protective equipment was used for officer safety due to substances being found during a search inside the address.

A spokesperson for Metropoliton Police said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:05hrs on Wednesday, 14 February to a flat on Kingston Road in New Malden following reports of a man found deceased.

“The death has been treated as non-suspicious. A file will now be prepared for the Coroner.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.54pm yesterday (14 February) to reports of an incident on Kingston Road, New Malden.

“We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew and a medic in a fast response car.

“Our first medics arrived on scene in less than five minutes.

“Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”