Prison Van Bursts In To Flames

A security van burst into flames while carrying prisoners, prompting an investigation by police. Officers were called to secure the three prisoners while firefighters dealt with the fire in the vehicle as it travelled along the A414 near North Weald, in Essex. A police spokeswoman said: "Police were contacted at 12.50pm with reports of a security vehicle on fire near the Talbot roundabout on the A414 towards Harlow. "Officers are in attendance and have helped secure three prisoners who were on board."An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way and no one was hurt."Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was under control by 1.17pm.