UPDATE: Body found after van fire in Dewsbury

Police closed Heckmondwike Road after a body was found in a burning van.
Police closed Heckmondwike Road after a body was found in a burning van.

A man whose body was found in the back of a burning van in Dewsbury Moor is believed to have been a Hungarian national.

Firefighters were called at around 5.40am on Saturday to Heckmondwike Road where they found a van on fire.

After putting out the blaze, they found a body inside the blue Vauxhall Movano panel van.

Police were initially unable to tell if the body belonged to a man or woman.

But a post mortem examination revealed it was a man who had died of smoke inhalation.

Documents found inside the van suggest he was a Hungarian national.

It is not believed there were any suspicious circumstances.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

A file has now been prepared for the coroner.