A MAN found dead in the back of a van in a Burger King car park has been identified as a 42-year-old from the Oxford area.

Thames Valley Police said today the man had been identified and his family informed following the discovery at Oxford Retail Park yesterday.

The force also said a post-mortem examination was due to take place next week.

Officers found the man after breaking into the Mercedes van yesterday.

They had been called after a member of public raised concerns about the van which Burger King staff said had been there for about a week.

The death is being treated as unexplained but no suspicious.