A police investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found on fire in a London park.
The Metropolitan Police Twitter account for Ealing, @ealingMPS said: “Police were called at 4.37am on Monday, June 13 by the London Fire Brigade to Belvue Park, Northolt to reports of a body found on fire.
“Officers are working to identify the deceased, at this stage believed to be a male, and inform next of kin.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained.”
Locals said on social media that a blue forensic tent had been erected in the park as police continued with their investigation.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 13, 2022
A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said: “Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a park on Rowdell Road in Northolt.
“Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The brigade was called at 4.19am and the incident was over for firefighters by 4.56am.
“One fire engine from Northolt Fire Station attended the scene.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.”