COPS are investigating the “unexplained” death of a missing man today found dead in a bus depot in Milton Keynes.
A police helicopter had been circling the area in search of the man before his body was discovered in The Coachway.
The police watchdog was immediately informed.
When the man’s body was found, the National Police Air Service sent out a tweet announcing that their search had sadly resulted in finding a body.
The tweet read: “11.40am missing person search with @tvp_mk – sadly resulting with a body being located by officers.”
Although a formal identification has not yet taken place the next-of-kin to the man have been informed of his death, and are being supported by specialist officers.
The Coachway, operated by the National Express kept the depot open today, despite the heightened police presence, and were keen to stress that buses would still be taking passengers to and from the depot, despite reports which have suggested otherwise.
A spokesman for the National Express, said: “We are aware there was an incident and police are on site. The Coachway are still operating. Reports that it is closed are wrong.”
A mandatory referral has been made to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) due to the nature of the death, which occurred after contact with police.
A spokesman for the IPCC, said: “We haven’t received a referral yet but we have been told about it.
“When we receive it it will be assessed but until then I can’t say anything further. Even when we get the referral we don’t go into detail at that time.”
A police tweet, read: “Thames Valley Police officers are currently at The Coachway, Milton Keynes after the body of a man was found.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and formal identification is yet to take place.
“Next of kin for the man have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers.”