MAN BURNS HIM­SELF TO DEATH OUT­SIDE KATE’S PALACE Royal cou­ple told of hor­ror in grounds

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ROYAL SHOCKER: A MAN has burned him­self to death out­side Wills and Kate’s Lon­don home.

Of­fi­cers were called to Kens­ing­ton Palace af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports a man was be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously.

On ar­rival a man, be­lieved to be in his for­ties, was found on fire.

Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and Lon­don Fire Brigade were called to the scene in the early hours.

But the man was pro­nounced dead at around 3.42am, de­spite ef­forts to save him.

It is un­der­stood that the fa­tal in­ci­dent is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious, and no-one else was thought to be in­volved.

A spokesman for the Met said of­fi­cers were called by a cen­tral Lon­don hos­pi­tal at just af­ter mid­night on Tues­day WED­NES­DAY will be clear, dry and sunny for most. How­ever in the east and the far south­west cloud will linger through­out the day, with the odd shower pos­si­ble at times.

Highs of 9C in Lon­don, 8C in Cardiff, 5C in Manch­ester, 6C in Belfast, 4C in Ed­in­burgh.

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thurs­day. af­ter a man in their care had failed to re­turn.

They added: “Po­lice car­ried out in­quiries to trace this miss­ing man at his home ad­dress and two as­so­ci­ated ad­dresses. But the man, aged

Highs of 9C in Lon­don, 7C in Cardiff, 6C in Manch­ester and Belfast, 5C in Ed­in­burgh.

OUT­LOOK: Cloudy in the south, sunny in the north. DEATH SCENE: Foren­sic of­fi­cers

at the palace in his for­ties, was not present.

“Sub­se­quently, po­lice in Kens­ing­ton and Chelsea were called to an area near the locked parks of Kens­ing­ton Palace at 3.06am fol­low­ing re­ports of a man be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously.

“Of­fi­cers at­tended and found a man, be­lieved to be aged in his for­ties, ablaze. In­quiries are on­go­ing. This in­ci­dent is not be­ing treated as ter­ror­istre­lated.”

A spokesman for the royal fam­ily con­firmed the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge were not in Kens­ing­ton Palace on Tues­day.

They are be­lieved to have been in Nor­folk at the time of the in­ci­dent.

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