Investigation begins as body found in burning van

A police investigation has been launched after a body was found in a burning van.

At 5am today, Hampshire Police was alerted by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service which had attended the vehicle fire in Donnington Drive, Chandler's Ford.

A police spokesman said that the death was being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

He said: "Police were called by the fire service at around 5am following the discovery of a body at the scene of a vehicle fire.

"The deceased has not been formally identified at this time. The cause of death is unexplained but is not thought to be suspicious.

"A joint investigation is being carried out with the arson task force."

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Body found in burning van

Police are continuing their investigations after a body was found in a burning van.