UPDATED: Man's body found in burning vehicle near Portesham

UPDATED: Man's body found in burning vehicle near Portesham

Published by George Sharpe at 3:04pm 30th September 2019. (Updated at 10:12am 1st October 2019)

A man in his 30's who died in a car which caught fire near Portesham yesterday has now been identified.

Dorset Police say his family have been told.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called at 12pm yesterday (30 September) to reports of a vehicle fire in Bramdon Lane on the B3157 coast road near Portesham.

Fire crews from Weymouth were also called just before midday. 

A Dorset Police spokesman said:

"Road closures were put in place for emergency services to deal with the incident.

"The road reopened at approximately 5pm.

"We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the closures."