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.'