Man dies after being discovered on fire in West London park

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n investigation has been launched after the death of a man who was discovered on fire in a west London park in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at 4.37am to Belvue Park in Northolt.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, police said.

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The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation into the discovery.

Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days.

The London Fire Brigade said they were called to reports of a fire at 4.19am and the incident was over by 4.56am.

One fire engine from Northolt Fire Station attended the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, the senior investigating officer, said: “This is a complex and fast-moving investigation and we are working to piece together the events that resulted in this person losing their life.

“Our top priority at this stage is identifying the person involved so their family can be informed. We are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries are reviewing CCTV to build a timeline of who was in the area at the time of the fire.”

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, responsible for local policing in Ealing, said he was “shocked and saddened” by the discovery.

He added: “There is no information at this time to suggest there is any wider risk as a result of this incident”.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 952/13Jun. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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