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Six fire crews tackle large fire at caravan park

Three static homes have been destroyed after a fire broke out this morning at a mobile home park in east London.

The fire, reportedly at the Elms Mobile Home Park, in Epping Forest, east London, started at about 7.30am.

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around coming from the site which is next to the Metropolitan Police's helicopter base.

Six fire crews were sent to the scene and are still working to ensure the fire does not spread.


Second man charged over Epping Forest murder

Hidir Aksakal was found dead in Epping Forest in September. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A second man has been charged with murder after a decomposing body was discovered at a woodland beauty spot.

Turkish national Hidir Aksakal - also known as Boxer Cetin and Musa Yakut - was found close to Hollow Ponds in Epping Forest, north-east London, on September 9th.

Yilmaz Coskun is due to appear before magistrates in Barkingside on Thursday 15th October.

Another man, 40-year-old Remzi Akguc, has also appeared at Redbridge Magistrates' Court on suspicion of murdering the 53-year-old.