Body of man found in vehicle at Iceland supermarket car park

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The body of a man has been found at an Iceland car park and an investigation has now been launched, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 3.50am on Wednesday, August 12, to a retail park in Somercotes, Derbyshire, where the man's body was found inside a car.

A spokesperson at the force said: "We are investigating the circumstances of his death and officers remain at the scene."

The vehicle was found parked in the Iceland car park, near Poundstretcher and B&M, DerbyshireLive reports.

Police say the car park and stores will be closed "for several hours".

It is understood that recovery of the vehicle is currently under way.

Forensics officers have been working within the police cordon throughout the morning and supermarket staff are being released from the cordon.

Two silver cars and a police vehicle remain parked within the cordon.

It is understood that the forensics officers and an undertaker have now left the scene.

The incident sparked intrigue from locals who were trying to use the shops early on Wednesday morning.

In a post on Facebook, one person wrote: "Police incident at B&M car park, no entry into car park or shops."

Workers from the nearby shops have said that they are allowed to stay inside but cannot go into the car park.

No cause of death has been confirmed at this stage.

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