Body found in remains of destroyed Narborough Road building.

A body has been found in the remains of a building which was destroyed by an explosion in the early hours of Monday, August 29.

The body was discovered during site clearance work at about 4.30pm.

As of late Monday evening, police were not in a position to give further details about the circumstance of the find or to identify the body.

An investigation was already under way into the explosion, in the Narborough Road area of Leicester.

Emergency services were called to reports of an explosion at around 2.23am Monday August 29 in Narborough Road, Leicester.

Upon attendance it was found that a building, which was being used as a kebab shop, had been demolished.

The cause of the explosion is currently being investigated by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and police.

However, at this stage, the incident is believed to be suspicious and a criminal investigation is underway.

A number of adjoining properties were evacuated as a safety precaution.

The scene has been preserved to allow for investigations to be carried out.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and thinks they may have seen something that could help with the investigation to get in touch.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident – two men and four women.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Constabulary on Leicester (0116) 222 2222 and quote incident 103 or call Crimestoppers which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.

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