15-year-old Alfie Lawton was found in New Malden on February 8. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police have appealed to the public for any information that could help their investigation into an ‘unexplained’ death of a teenage boy in Kingston upon Thames.

Alfie Lawton, 15, was found unresponsive on the evening of Monday 8 February near the railway lines in Green Lane Recreation Ground, New Malden. Members of the public and paramedics tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed.

Detectives are currently treating the boy’s death as unexplained but not suspicious, according to the Metropolitan Police. A post mortem is currently being scheduled by police.

The Met’s South West Local Investigations team is currently leading the investigation into the circumstances of the incident. Police have urged anyone who was in or around Green Lane Recreation Ground on the evening of Monday 8 February, or who may have spoken with Alfie in the days before his death, to get in touch.

Anyone with information that could help with police enquiries should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting the reference code CAD 5562/08FEB21. Or they could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.