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Investigation continues after men sadly die in Attleborough incident

A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and police continues today following the death of two men in Attleborough.

Officers were called to Banham Poultry, Station Road, at about 1.10am on Thursday 4 October, following reports two subcontractors working on the site from a pest control company had been found deceased.

Specialist investigators will be on site today looking into the refrigeration gas leak and determining any link with the men's deaths. It is still believed there is no threat to the wider public as result of the gas leak.

A post mortem examination is due to take place in due course to determine the cause of the men's deaths.

A police cordon has been put in place at the scene whilst enquiries continue and this is likely to remain in place for the rest of the day.

Update to industrial incident Attleborough

Detectives continue to investigate an industrial incident which happened in Attleborough this morning (Thursday 4 October 2018).

Police were called to Banham Poultry, Station Road, at about 1.10am on Thursday 4 October, following reports two subcontractors working on the site from a pest control company had been found deceased.

Having carried out initial assessments investigating teams on site are exploring what they believe to have been a refrigeration gas leak near to where the men were working as a line of enquiry.

It is believed there is no threat to the wider public as result of the gas leak.

Norfolk Police along with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive continue to assess the scene in order to understand the circumstances which lead to the men's deaths.

A police cordon remains in place whilst the enquiry continues and extra patrols will take place to offer reassurance.

Investigation underway after fatal incident at workplace, Attleborough

An investigation is underway after two men died in an industrial incident in Attleborough.

Police were called to Banham Poultry, Station Road, at about 1.10am on Thursday 4 October, following reports two subcontractors working on the site from a pest control company had been found deceased.

Two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, were found close to the factory. No one else was injured.

Next-of-kin have been made aware and Family Liaision Officers will be offering support.

T/Detective Chief Inspector Stu Chapman said: "On behalf of Norfolk Police and other emergency services, I offer my condolences to the friends and families of the men killed in this incident and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"Colleagues from Norfolk Fire Service continue to make the scene safe so that detailed investigations can begin between police, fire, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to understand the circumstances which lead to the men's deaths."

A police cordon remains in place.