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Body found after fatal car fire

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal car fire in Hampshire.

Officers were called to Chilworth Drove, Chilworth, near Southampton in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters had been tackling the blaze in a car at 1.30am when they became aware of a body inside the vehicle.

Detectives are now investigating the cause of the fire and the circumstances leading up to it.

A cordon will remain at the scene and officers will be continuing house-to-house enquiries in the area until this evening.

A post mortem examination is due to take place this afternoon.

Anyone who saw the blaze or anything suspicious in the area, is asked to call 101 quoting Op Wedgewood.

Alternatively, call the Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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