03/02/2013 13:38 GMT | Updated 04/02/2013 12:34 GMT

Body Found In Burning Van Prompts Police Investigation In Hampshire

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

At 5am Sunday, 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."