Evidence of fire at Essex house where man's body found

The body of a 64-year-old man has been discovered at his home in Essex.

Officers found evidence of a fire in the sitting room of the house in Rifle Hill, Braintree.

Firefighters concluded that the blaze had occurred a few days ago and it appeared the man had been overcome by smoke.

Police are investigating the incident and fire officers will return to the scene on Thursday to try to establish how the fire started.

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