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