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Two prisoners injured in van blaze
A prison van burst into flames on a busy road.
The vehicle, which was carrying prisoners, was travelling along the A414 near Ongar on Monday 12.50pm when the incident happened.
A police spokeswoman said: “Officers helped to secure three prisoners who were onboard. Two of the prisoners received medical treatment at the scene.
“The fire is not being treated as suspicious and there will be no further police action.”
Witnesses described a series of miniature explosions and three male prisoners being detained near the blaze.
The cause of the fire has not been revealed.
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