Man died in car fire

POLICE are renewing appeals for witnesses after a Dagenham man was found dead in a burning car just before Christmas last year. The body of Kingsley Babatunde Osho, 48, was discovered by fire-fighters as they tackled a fire that had ripped through his dar

POLICE are renewing appeals for witnesses after a Dagenham man was found dead in a burning car just before Christmas last year.

The body of Kingsley Babatunde Osho, 48, was discovered by fire-fighters as they tackled a fire that had ripped through his dark Honda Accord.

Mr Osho's vehicle exploded and burst into flames while parked on the Mowlem Trading Estate, Leeside Road, Walthamstow.

The circumstances surrounding his death are still shrouded in mystery but police are not treating it as suspicious.


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Fire-fighters called police to the scene at around 1am on Wednesday December 17.

They reported finding a body inside the car after the fire had been put out.

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Mr Osho, of Rugby Road, Dagenham, was discovered in the front passenger's seat and pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem was carried out at Hornsey Mortuary where the cause of death was given as exposure to fire and fume inhalation.

An investigation was carried out by police and London fire brigade at the time but the cause of the fire and Mr Osho's death are still unclear.

Officers are very keen to trace two white men seen running nearby when the vehicle exploded.

A police spokesman said: "We would urgently like these two men to come forward as they may have valuable information surrounding this incident.

"We would like to reiterate that we wish to speak to them as witnesses."

An inquest was opened at Hornsey Coroner's Court and adjourned until July 29 this year.

If you have information about Mr Osho's movements that night then please call police on 0208 785 8224.

Or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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