POLICE have confirmed the death of a man - whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Bradford a week ago - is not being treated as suspicious.

The charred remains of the car were found on Long Lane - a quiet semi-rural road between Heaton and Shipley - last Monday morning.

West Yorkshire Police received a call from a member of the public who reported finding the burnt-out car.

Officers and the firefighters rushed to the scene, and a cordon was put in place.

The force has now issued an update on the incident.

A spokesperson said: "Police investigating after a body was found inside a burnt-out vehicle in Bradford can now confirm the death is not being treated as suspicious.

"The family of the man have been updated and supported by specially-trained officers.  

"A file will be prepared for the coroner." 

Speaking last week, Labour Councillor Mohammed Amran, who represents Heaton on Bradford Council, shared his thoughts and prayers with the man's family.

He said: "It's just such a sad moment.

"It shouldn't happen to anyone's family.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family."

Cllr Amran said residents had been contacting him to express their "upset and shock" over the incident.