Thursday, October 28

Man’s Body Found In Burnt Out Car In Essex



A murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was found in a burnt-out car in Essex.

Police were called to an area near Pitsea Road in Basildon, shortly before 5pm on Saturday, where they found the 30-year-old’s body in a grey Audi A4.

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Detective Inspector Steve Ellis said: “This happened in a residential neighbourhood so I am hopeful someone will have seen or heard something.

“The vehicle has internal fire damage so I’m keen to speak to anyone who might have seen the vehicle or spotted anyone acting suspiciously in the area.” Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.