Body found in burning van in Noak Hill

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens - Credit: PA WIRE

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.

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

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Officers remain at the scene.

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

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

Enquiries continue.

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