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New Malden high street reopens after flooding

New Malden's high street has now reopened following extensive flooding last night, Kingston Council has confirmed.

Some areas were left waist-deep in water after a water main burst.

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Fire Brigade says water levels are stable

The fire brigade is working with Thames Water, to stop the flooding. They say the water levels are not rising.

Local Jeff Place said: "It's about 6ft deep under the rail bridge. Water has spread about 150m down the road. Just at business doors but was gushing out!"

One restaurant near the station is reported to have been flooded. Sand bags are being used to protect other properties.

Some properties have lost water supply

A spokesman for Thames Water said:

“We are sorry to anyone affected by the flooding in the New Malden area and to any customers who may be experiencing low pressure or no water.

“This is due to a burst 30” water main in Coombe Road. Our engineers are on site and are working to isolate the burst pipe and stop the leak. We will be working around the clock to restore the water supply to homes and return the area to normal as quickly as we can.”

– Thames Water


Teenager dies after being found on fire

A teenager has died after she was found on fire in south-west London. Police and the London Fire Brigade were called to a level crossing on West Barnes Lane, New Malden, where they found the 18-year-old on fire. They put out the blaze but the woman died at the scene.

A formal identification is yet to be made, but police believe they know the identity of the woman and her next of kin have been notified. The cause of the fire is being investigated, and police are treating the death as unexplained. It's believed the fire started at a nearby home in Linkway

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