Feltham MP Alan Keen has issued an emotional appeal to residents to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning in the wake of the tragic death of Elouise Littlewood.
"Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious issue that needs to be highlighted across the borough," said Mr Keen, as it emerged that London has topped the list of most at-risk regions for the problem.
"There was a recent tragedy in my own constituency earlier this year," he added. "Wooldridge Close is a new-build development and a tragic episode like this should not have happened, not in a building like that and certainly not in the 21st century."
New research published last week revealed there had been 13 reported carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents in the capital last year, which left five people dead and 32 injured. But nearly 60 per cent of Londoners do not have a carbon monoxide alarm and seven per cent have admitted not even knowing what one is.
Popular dance teacher Elouise (pictured), 26, of Wooldridge Close, Bedfont, died in February this year and an investigation into a suspected CO leak at her flat is still ongoing.
Mr Keen encouraged residents to protect themselves by fitting an audible CO alarm and having their gas appliances checked annually by a CORGI-registered installer.