Everything we know so far about the body discovered in a burning van in Northampton

Northamptonshire Police are investigating after a body was found in a burning van early this morning.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
Police tape off Horsley Road in Northampton where forensics are on the scene
Police tape off Horsley Road in Northampton where forensics are on the scene

Here is everything we know so far:

*At around 4am today (Monday 13 August) emergency services were called to an industrial estate on Horsely Road where a van was on fire.

*On arrival to the scene the emergency services discovered a body in the back of the burning van.

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Police tape off Horsley Road in Northampton where forensics are on the scene

*The victim has not yet been identified.

*Forensics and Northamptonshire Police have been at the scene throughout the day and the area is cordoned off.

*Business owners have been unable to enter the site.

Police tape off Horsley Road in Northampton where forensics are on the scene

What the police say:

*The police are treating the death as “unexplained” and have confirmed an investigation is underway.

*Northamptonshire Police issued a statement earlier today which 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."

*Witnesses or anyone with information is being asked to call 101, quoting incident number 55 of 13/8/18.