Police are continuing to investigate an incident in Redditch following the death of a man taken to hospital with serious burns.

Emergency services attended after receiving reports shortly after 9.20am yesterday (Thursday, 19 April) that a man was on fire on the traffic island at the junction of Woodrow Drive and Studley Road. The man, who was in his 40s and lived locally, was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious burns but later died as a result of his injuries.

The Worcestershire Coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held in due course.

Police are still investigating the circumstances but not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident. Officers would like to thank those witnesses who have already come forward to help their inquiries.