Man dies after being found on fire in park as cops probe unexplained death

A MAN has died after he was found on fire in a park with police launching an investigation into the unexplained death.

The man was found today in the early hours of the morning at Central Park in East Ham.

Cops rushed to the scene at 2.20am after being called by the London Fire Brigade where the man sadly died at the scene.

The East London park remains cordoned off from the public after the tragic incident.

At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained while the circumstances of his death are investigated.

A Met spokesperson said: "Police were called at approximately 2.20 am on Thursday by London Fire Brigade to reports of a man injured after being found on fire in the vicinity of Central Park, E6.

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"Enquiries to confirm his identity and inform next of kin are ongoing. At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained while the circumstances of his death are investigated.

"A crime scene remains in place and Central Park remains closed at this time."

A spokesperson for Newham Council said: "Central Park, East Ham is closed until further notice due to a Police incident. Newham Council officers are liaising with the Metropolitan Police."

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 657/2June.

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