Police investigate sudden death of man at York retail store

The scene at the B&M store on Foss Islands Road on Monday morning. Photographs: YorkMix
3 Sep 2018 @ 11.53 am
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A man has died at a store in York.

Police were called to the sudden death of a man who was found inside the former Homebase store at Foss Islands Retail Park in York.

The incident was reported at 8.29am on Monday (3 September 2018).

Early indications suggest the man, who is aged in his late 40s and from the local area, had been working at the site which is undergoing redevelopment into a new B&M store.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene

Police enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained.

The man’s next of kin have been informed.

A spokeswoman for B&M said: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”

Anyone with information that could assist enquiries is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12180164670.

The new store is due to open on Friday, September 14
A police van at the Foss Islands Retail Park
People gathered outside the store, currently being refitted