A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Police were called to a property in Churchfield Road, Coggeshall at about 10.15am this morning following concerns for a man found in a car parked in a garage.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Paramedics attended and found the body of a man.

“Enquiries are continuing as to the circumstances surrounding the death.”

Fire crews from Braintree, Colchester and Halstead were called to the scene as it was initially treated as a suspected chemical incident.

An Essex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews in gas tight suits carried out tests but no chemicals were found and the scene was declared safe."