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Man found on fire outside Kensington Palace dies

  • 9 February 2016
  • From the section London
A body removed from the scene close to where a man died after setting himself on fire near Kensington Palace Image copyright PA
Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were not at the palace at the time, a royal family spokesman said

A man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace.

Officers were called to the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 03:42 GMT but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Met Police spokesman said: "This incident is not being treated as terrorist-related."

The force said it was contacted by a London hospital shortly after midnight after a patient failed to return.

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Image caption Police said they did not think the incident was terrorist related
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Image caption A green fuel container, a fire extinguisher were removed from the scene by forensic teams
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Image caption Officers were called to the palace in the early hours of Tuesday after reports of a man behaving suspiciously
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Image caption The man, aged in his 40s, was on fire when police arrived

Officers were called to the palace three hours later, after reports of a man behaving suspiciously.

The man, aged in his 40s, was on fire when they arrived.

A spokesman for the royal family said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were not at the palace at the time.

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