Appeal for witnesses following fatal vehicle fire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died when his vehicle caught fire outside Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station on Sunday.

The incident happened at around 7.30am when a white Mercedes Sprinter van pulled into the car park for the station on Slideslow Drive before catching fire.

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

Detective Inspector 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 underway, 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 would ask anyone who was in the area at the time who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage to contact West Mercia Police quoting incident 151i of 10 April, 2022 by using visiting our website https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/.

Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. You can contact them at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or 0800 555 111.

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