Man electrocuted at M&S store

A contractor has died after being electrocuted in a Marks and Spencer store in Kent. Philip Dodd, 62, died after suffering an electric shock in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells.

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Kent Police: M & S death treated as 'suspicious'

Kent Police have said they are treating the death of a contractor, who was electrocuted in a Marks and Spencer store in Kent, as "suspicious". A 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 and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident. It is being treated as a suspicious death until the full circumstances are known.

– Kent Police spokeswoman

She added that the force could not confirm that the man died as a result of an electric shock as the cause of death had not yet been established.

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Marks and Spencer death a 'tragic incident'

A Marks and Spencer spokeswoman has said a "tragic incident" had taken place in one of their stores, after a contractor was electrocuted in a Kent shopping centre. 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.

– Marks and Spencer spokeswoman
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