A man has died after his body was found on fire in a West London park. Police were called to Belvue Park, Northolt by the London Fire Brigade after reports of a body found on fire.
He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4.37am this morning (Monday, June 13). Officers are currently trying to identify the man and trace his next of kin. Pictures from the scene this afternoon show a forensic tent at the edge of the field, just covered by the tree line.
Forensic officers are also in attendance and are flying a drone over the scene. London Fire Brigade have also been assisting the investigation.
In a statement Met police confirmed the death is now being treated as suspicious, they wrote: “Police were called by London Fire Brigade at approximately 04:40hrs on Monday, 13 June, after a body was found following a fire in Belvue Park, Northolt.
“Officers have not yet been able to confirm the identity of the person involved, although the body is believed to be that of a male. Urgent enquiries are ongoing to establish further details.
“At this early stage, the death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.”
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