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Man dies in van fire outside Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station

Tristan Harris 10th Apr, 2022 Updated: 10th Apr, 2022

A MAN died when his vehicle caught fire outside Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station this morning (Sunday).

The incident happened around 7.30am when a white Mercedes Sprinter van pulled into the station’s car park on Slideslow Drive before bursting into flames.

Sadly the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Det Insp Gareth Lougher said: “We would like to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident, with no further threat to the public.

“Investigations to establish what happened this morning are now under way, and we would encourage anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the area around the time of the incident to contact police.

“This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.”

Parts of Slideslow Drive, which were closed shortly after the incident, have now reopened.

Police are working now with the fire service to investigate the incident and have urged nyone in the area at the time who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage to contact West Mercia Police on 101 or by visiting https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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