POLICE have released further details after a body was found in a burnt-out car.

Officers have confirmed the body of a man was found in the car near to Salthouse Mills in Barrow.

According to police, there are no suspicious circumstances around his death but it remains unexplained.

Inquires are said to be ongoing to confirm the identity of the man.

The coroner has been informed.

Police and fire crew were both on the scene on Tuesday after the body was found in the vehicle.

Fire station manager Roger Exley said: “We attended a vehicle fire at 7.10am.

“We extinguished the fire and one person was found in the vehicle.

“One fire truck was mobilised for five hours.

"We left the scene just after 12pm.”

Crime scene investigators were present near the car as police cordoned off the scene to inspect the area.

Cllr Martin McLeavy, who represents Roosecote, reacted to the incident with sadness.

He said: “Lump in ones throat is what comes to mind.

“Obviously it is tragic and it is important we find out what happened.

“I am deeply sorry to the family of whoever this is, if there is anything the councillors can do, we will try our best to do it.”

Guy Davis, chief executive at Hiltongrove which owns Salthouse Mills, said the incident occurred adjacent to their land.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.”