LiveMystery of body found in burning van

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Summary

  • Body of man found in burning car
  • Firefighters make grim discovery as they battled flames
  • Police and arson task force launch investigation

12:03pm

A police spokesman said there had been no arrests in connection
with the investigation.

11:33am

A statement released by police said: “The deceased has not been
formally identified.

"At this time the cause of death is unexplained. It is not being treated as suspicious.”

11:31am

Daily Echo:

11:12am

Another neighbour said: “The first thing I knew was when
I drew back the curtains and saw it all out there, the police, the fire, the tape. There was a sheet over the car before they put the tent up. I didn’t realise what it was.

"I asked the police officer but they could not talk about it.

“They were a very decent family, there has never been any trouble.

"They are a retired couple but they have men and women in their 30s visiting them who we assumed are their children.”

10:33am

Firefighters cut into the partially burnt-out vehicle to allow
the body to be removed for a post mortem.

10:29am

Daily Echo:

Resident Andrew Shearing, of Calshot Drive, said: “It is normally quiet with little going on. This is very out of the ordinary.”

10:13am

Here's a video taken from the scene.

 

10:03am

Daily Echo:

9:57am

Mr Horscoft added: "“I heard the noise of doors being slammed and several voices and then all of a sudden there was something louder and my doors and windows shook, a mini-explosion of some sort.

“I looked and saw a plume of smoke and people in the back
garden.

"Very soon after the fire brigade arrived and then the
police closely after.”

9:50am

Steve Horscoft, of Calshot Drive, whose house is about 60
yards from the fire, said: “It was about 5am. I was awoken
by really loud Indian music in a car.

"I assumed it was someone being dropped off, coming home from a party but the music was really, really loud."

9:44am

Daily Echo: Police confirmed a man had been taken ill at the house but
said it was not directly caused by the fire.

9:43am

Another local resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It is a very quiet neighbourhoodwith no hassle. We would pass the time of day to say hello to the family.

"It’s terribly sad. Nothing like this has ever happened before.”

9:25am

One resident has told how he saw the husband who lives in the house, known as Mr Singh, going into an ambulance at 5.30am.

9:20am

So far, the police have declined to give any details of the dead person.

9:19am

Daily Echo:

Resident Kathleen Capeling, of Basing Way, Chandler’s Ford, said: “It is terrible for the family, so sad. You never know what is around the corner.”

9:16am

The Daily Echo understands that  the house is lived in by a retired couple in their 60s

7:58am

Daily Echo:

7:55am

 Resident Nigel Terrill, who has lived in Calshot Drive
since the estate was built in the mid-1980s,
said: “It’s devastating. It is a quiet estate.
They are a nice family.”

Mr Terrill, a lorry driver, added the family
had held parties at the house including at
least one to celebrate a family wedding that
had gone on for several days.

He said the family was considerate of their
neighbours.

“They put letters through
everyone’s doors to tell us."

7:27am

Residents told of hearing a group of people returning in the early hours before there was a loud bang that rattled windows.

7:25am

03-registered van is parked partly on drive and partly on grass on front of detached home on 1980s estate.

7:22am

Scenes of crime officers arrive on scene and white tent is erected as investigations get underway.

Daily Echo:

 

7:19am

Police officers and Hampshire's arson task force alerted and arrive on scene.

7:15am

Body of man discovered on front seats of white Citroen Berlingo van.

7:15am

Daily Echo: Donnington Drive van fire

7:10am

Van was on fire in driveway of house in Donnington Drive, Chandler's Ford.

7:09am

Firefighters find body of man inside van after being called to vehicle fire at 5am.

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9:45am Mon 4 Feb 13

puppy saint says...

This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.
This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves. puppy saint
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9:49am Mon 4 Feb 13

Ozmosis says...

puppy saint wrote:
This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.
Spot on. How can anyone justify minute by minute updates? It's unbelievably insensitive and unnecssary
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.[/p][/quote]Spot on. How can anyone justify minute by minute updates? It's unbelievably insensitive and unnecssary Ozmosis
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9:49am Mon 4 Feb 13

MegGriffin says...

Totally agree, I can't get over how disgusting this is. Ian Murray - hang your head in shame.
Totally agree, I can't get over how disgusting this is. Ian Murray - hang your head in shame. MegGriffin
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10:23am Mon 4 Feb 13

lambo83 says...

Surely publishing all this hearsay evidence from potentital witnesses compromises the investiagtion and any future court case?
Surely publishing all this hearsay evidence from potentital witnesses compromises the investiagtion and any future court case? lambo83
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10:40am Mon 4 Feb 13

St.Winch70 says...

Pointless. Just wait until you have facts and then report the story.
Is this a lame attempt at positioning the Echo as some kind of dynamic rolling news network as opposed to the local rag it is?
Pointless. Just wait until you have facts and then report the story. Is this a lame attempt at positioning the Echo as some kind of dynamic rolling news network as opposed to the local rag it is? St.Winch70
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12:40pm Mon 4 Feb 13

sid the snake says...

Agreed! This represents everything that is wrong with news journalism today. Crass!
Agreed! This represents everything that is wrong with news journalism today. Crass! sid the snake
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12:45pm Mon 4 Feb 13

S Pance says...

It's up to the minute reportying, that's what it is. No different to the telly or radio providing updates.
It's up to the minute reportying, that's what it is. No different to the telly or radio providing updates. S Pance
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1:44pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne
Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne Lone Ranger.
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2:45pm Mon 4 Feb 13

S Pance says...

Lame Range, the Echo clearly states: "As Ms Pryce is still to face trial, we are unable to allow comments for legal reasons"
Lame Range, the Echo clearly states: "As Ms Pryce is still to face trial, we are unable to allow comments for legal reasons" S Pance
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4:17pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne
Did you ever expect any better standard of journalism from Echo? If you did I am disappointed because I thought you were intelligent person.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne[/p][/quote]Did you ever expect any better standard of journalism from Echo? If you did I am disappointed because I thought you were intelligent person. Paramjit Bahia
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4:28pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne
Did you ever expect any better standard of journalism from Echo? If you did I am disappointed because I thought you were intelligent person.
Fair point Paramjit
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne[/p][/quote]Did you ever expect any better standard of journalism from Echo? If you did I am disappointed because I thought you were intelligent person.[/p][/quote]Fair point Paramjit Lone Ranger.
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4:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

S Pance wrote:
Lame Range, the Echo clearly states: "As Ms Pryce is still to face trial, we are unable to allow comments for legal reasons"
well change the "a" to an "o"
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Lame Range, the Echo clearly states: "As Ms Pryce is still to face trial, we are unable to allow comments for legal reasons"[/p][/quote]well change the "a" to an "o" Lone Ranger.
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5:08pm Mon 4 Feb 13

massimoosti says...

puppy saint wrote:
This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.
Agree - gutter worthy
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.[/p][/quote]Agree - gutter worthy massimoosti
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5:16pm Mon 4 Feb 13

andyfidler1966 says...

puppy saint wrote:
This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.
What is even worse is that this all happened yesterday, so for some bizarre reason the Echo are live blogging something 24 hours old.
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: This is the lowest the Echo has reached in my opinion. Who ever is the editor should be shamed of themselves.[/p][/quote]What is even worse is that this all happened yesterday, so for some bizarre reason the Echo are live blogging something 24 hours old. andyfidler1966
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7:27pm Mon 4 Feb 13

userds5050 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne
The Huhne case is an ongoing court case as Ms Price has pleaded not guilty.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne[/p][/quote]The Huhne case is an ongoing court case as Ms Price has pleaded not guilty. userds5050
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7:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lady highfield says...

Hearsay and speculation. Apppallingly bad journalism . Has added nothing to our knowledge or understanding of this sad case . Could have been written by a 9 year old . Insensitive and even worse is still on this page and has been updated . Editor--- the buck stops with YOU. SHAMEFUL
Hearsay and speculation. Apppallingly bad journalism . Has added nothing to our knowledge or understanding of this sad case . Could have been written by a 9 year old . Insensitive and even worse is still on this page and has been updated . Editor--- the buck stops with YOU. SHAMEFUL lady highfield
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8:09pm Mon 4 Feb 13

adkinsmissed says...

He was an old friend of my mine. Sadly missed and must have been in a real bad way. Just wished he spoke to someone. R.I.P
He was an old friend of my mine. Sadly missed and must have been in a real bad way. Just wished he spoke to someone. R.I.P adkinsmissed
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8:28pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

userds5050 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne
The Huhne case is an ongoing court case as Ms Price has pleaded not guilty.
Thanks for the info ....... I didnt think of her at the trial, just him
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well it seems sad to me that the Echo can open up a forum on such a sad incident ..... But... does not allow comments on the disgraceful actions of Huhne[/p][/quote]The Huhne case is an ongoing court case as Ms Price has pleaded not guilty.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info ....... I didnt think of her at the trial, just him Lone Ranger.
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8:36pm Mon 4 Feb 13

lisa whitemore says...

adkinsmissed wrote:
He was an old friend of my mine. Sadly missed and must have been in a real bad way. Just wished he spoke to someone. R.I.P
mine too, its just devastating and so unbelievable.. Think we all wish he had spoken to one of the many,many friends who are all now so gutted. Heart Goes out to The Boys R.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]adkinsmissed[/bold] wrote: He was an old friend of my mine. Sadly missed and must have been in a real bad way. Just wished he spoke to someone. R.I.P[/p][/quote]mine too, its just devastating and so unbelievable.. Think we all wish he had spoken to one of the many,many friends who are all now so gutted. Heart Goes out to The Boys R.I.P. lisa whitemore
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