Body found in burning van in Noak Hill

PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 October 2019 | UPDATED: 13:40 03 October 2019

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

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A body was found in a burning van at a roadside yesterday.

Police were called to Chequers Road, Noak Hill, at around 5.22pm, on Wednesday, October 2, after a van was found on fire.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 4.37pm and the fire was under control by 6.57pm.

A body, believed to be that of a man, was found in the van.

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A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Officers remain at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.

Enquiries continue.

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