Two men found dead in car

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Two men have been found dead in a car displaying warnings not to enter due to potentially harmful chemicals.

A full-scale chemical incident operation was activated by police and firefighters after a resident spotted the suspicious vehicle on the banks of the River Humber at Booth Nooking Lane, in Winteringham, north Lincolnshire.

A Humberside Police spokesman said the bodies of two adult males were recovered from the car.

He said: "Police initially attended the scene and found a red coloured car containing two adult men who showed no apparent sign of life.

"On the outside of the car there were signs warning people not to enter due to potentially harmful chemicals within.

"This prompted a chemical safety response from police, ambulance service and Humberside Fire and Rescue in order to secure the area and the vehicle with a view to safely entering the vehicle to recover the two men from within.

"Sadly the men were found to be deceased when assessed by paramedics."

Officers said an investigation was now under way and they were trying to identify the two men and establish how and why they died.

The spokesman said: "Police would like to thank residents of Winteringham for their co-operation during this incident which saw prompted a large scale response from the emergency services and can confirm that the general public are not at risk as a result of this incident."