Death of Northamptonshire man after M11 car fireball “was not terrorism”, police say

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Police investigating the death of a Rothwell man who died after his car burst into flames on the M11 in Cambridgeshire have ruled out terrorism as a cause.

Foyzul Islam, 43, is believed to be the driver of the Mercedes E200 which became engulfed in fire shortly after 8am on Wednesday, January 13.

Cambridgeshire Police are yet to discover the cause of the incident, but ended rumours of terrorism after originally saying they “were not ruling anything out”.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Investigators have ruled out terrorism from their line of inquiries.

“The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

“This is an incredibly complex investigation that is being conducted with what was left of the car at the scene.”

The victim has not yet been formally identified but the victim, who police believe to be Mr Islam, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed.

Bomb disposal teams were called to the incident on the southbound carriageway close to junction 12 as a precaution.