Essex

Man and dog found after Bradwell caravan fire

scene of the fire off Maldon Road Image copyright Chris Flynn
Image caption Police say they are currently treating the death of the man in Bradwell as "unexplained"

The bodies of a man and a dog have been found in a burned-out caravan close to the Essex coast.

Essex Police is investigating the fire, which was reported in land off Maldon Road in Bradwell just before 12:00 BST on Sunday.

Officers believe the victim was a 23-year-old who was visiting Bradwell with family. He has not yet been named.

A police spokeswoman said: "The death is currently being treated as unexplained."

A post mortem examination will be carried out on Tuesday.

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