Body found in the back of a van on fire in Northampton as police launch investigation

Police are treating the discovery of a body in the back of a van as 'unexplained' this morning (Monday).

Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:52 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:04 pm
Police tape off Horsley Road in the Queens Park area of town
Police tape off Horsley Road in the Queens Park area of town

Emergency services were called to reports of a van on fire in Horsley Road, Northampton, at about 4am today.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Sadly, a body was discovered in the back of the van.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is underway."

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Police tape off Horsley Road in the Queens Park area of town

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 55 of 13/8/18.