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Young man's body found in burning car in Herne Bay

The body of a man was found in a burning car in Alma Road, Herne Bay

The burning car was found in Alma Road, Herne Bay

by Ed Targett

The body of a young man has been found in a burning car in Herne Bay.

The grim discovery was made after fire crews put out the blaze in Alma Road at about 6.30pm yesterday.

Kent Police are investigating the cause and the man's death is being treated as unexplained.

The incident stunned neighbours and a few pieces of broken glass was all that remained of the scene after the car was removed for analysis today.

Police stock imageIt took two fire crews to put out the blaze – and make the horrifying discovery of a body in the car.

Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman Jo Harfleet said: "Kent Fire and Rescue
Service was called at 6.32pm to reports of a car on fire in Alma Road, Herne Bay.

"Two fire engines were sent and crews tackled the blaze using two hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

"There has been one confirmed fatality. The cause of the incident is being investigated by the police and our fire investigation team."

Kent Police spokesman Adam Westgarth said: "Officers were called by the fire service to Alma Road, Herne Bay, at 6.30pm on Thursday to an incident in which a man has died as a result of a fire.

"We are treating the death as unexplained and are working with the fire service to establish the cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the incident."

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