Body found in blazing car in Calderdale village

A body has been found in a burned out car parked on the side of the road in Ripponden.

Blue Ball Road, Ripponden.
Blue Ball Road, Ripponden.

Police were called by the fire service to Blue Ball Road at about 11.13am yesterday (Thursday) to a report of a car on fire.

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Emergency services attended and found a fire damaged car at the scene. The body of an adult was found inside.

Local road closures were put in place while the body and vehicle were recovered.

A post mortem examination will be conducted and enquiries are ongoing today to determine the circumstances of what took place.