A man’s body has been found in a multi-storey car park behind Manchester city centre shopping outlet Kendals today.
Emergency services have shut off the area behind the department store after the unidentified man was found dead in a Mercedes on the sixth floor of the NCP car park, Southgate, at around 10.45am.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and officers removed a number of chemicals that were found in the vehicle – teams wearing specialist equipment were seen going into the complex to remove the potentially lethal substances.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Emergency services attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“Evidence suggested there may be chemicals in the car were found, so the car park has been sealed off as a precaution and there are currently road closures in place at the junction of King Street West and Southgate.
“The Fire Service have also been informed and inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.”
A number of road closures were put in place around King Street West and Southgate and drivers whose cars are parked in the building were not allowed to retrieve their vehicles as emergency services dealth with the incident.
The body of the man was taken away by medical staff and passed on to a coroner.