Three Boys Arrested Over Basildon Burned Out Car Murder

3 March 2016, 12:43 | Updated: 3 March 2016, 12:44

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Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose body was found in a burned out car in Basildon.

Police discovered the body of 30 yaer-old Vilson Meshi in a vehicle on Pincey Mead on Saturday, 27 February.

A postmortem examination gave a provisional cause of death as "smoke inhilation".

Essex Police said: "Detectives investigating the murder of Vilson Meshi have arrested three boys on suspicion of murder.

"Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, all from Basildon, were arrested last night and taken into police custody where they remain".