Contractor Electrocuted In M&S Store

An investigation is underway into the death of a workman in an M&S shop in Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Police have told Heart they believe the man died after suffering an electric shock in the store in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre on Saturday afternoon.

The force said the death was being treated as suspicious while officers worked out the full circumstances of what happened. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been named as 62-year-old Philip Dodd from Horley in Surrey

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have been advised of the death and their health and safety officer will be liaising with police.

A Kent police spokeswoman said: "`We were called just before 3.30pm to the store in Calverley Road. It is believed a man suffered an electric shock. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The air ambulance also attended. It is being treated as a suspicious death until the full circumstances are known.''

The spokeswoman added police were called by paramedics from the South East Coast ambulance service who arrived at the scene first.

An M&S spokeswoman confirmed that a "tragic incident'' had taken place. She said: "There has been a tragic incident at the store today and our thoughts are with the family concerned.

"We are now concentrating on doing all we can to assist the emergency services with their investigation and as such are unable to comment any further at this stage.'

Hidden in lorry at Dover Dover: Lorry Driver Jailed

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million cigarettes through Dover in pallets of dry pasta has been jailed for three years.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Neil Kefford

4pm - 7pm

Email the show

Text 'KENT' to 82122

Neil Kefford

On TV: 55 Biggest 90's Club Classics

4pm - 8pm

Watch heart TV

  • Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby



  • Beats International Dub Be Good To Me



  • Luther Vandross , Janet Jackson The Best Things In Life Are Free <Original>



  • Urban Cookie Collective The Key The Secret



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Kent

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter