Allotment burned body identified

Police experts at the scene where a body was  found off Long Lane Oxspring near Penistone, South Yorkshire
Police experts at the scene where a body was found off Long Lane Oxspring near Penistone, South Yorkshire
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THE burned body of a person found on a South Yorkshire allotment plot has been formally identified.

The body of 70-year-old David Porter was discovered by police officers on Thursday last week, after they were notified by a member of the public.

But the pensioner’s body was so badly burned it was impossible to determine the sex straight away. A post mortem examination also failed to establish the identity, so further tests had to be carried out.

The body has now been formally identified, and Mr Porter’s family has been informed.

They were too upset to comment when contacted by The Star yesterday.

When the body was first discovered on Long Lane, Oxspring, near Penistone, police sealed off the area.

Specialist forensic police officers carried out a full examination to try to determine what had happened.

Officers say there is nothing to suggest the death of Mr Porter, of Southgate, Penistone, near Barnsley, was suspicious. An inquest into Mr Porter’s death is due to be held on a date to be fixed.