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Police await post-mortem results in Banham Poultry factory deaths investigation

PUBLISHED: 12:57 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 08 October 2018

Police at the Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough following the death of two men. Picture: Simon Parkin

Police at the Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough following the death of two men. Picture: Simon Parkin

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Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two men at Banham Poultry in Attleborough are awaiting results of post-mortem examinations.

Emergency services were called to the factory on Station Road at about 1.10am on Thursday, following reports two subcontractors from a pest control company working on the site had been found dead.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation and are looking into a refrigeration gas leak in an effort to determine whether it has any link with the men’s deaths.

A police spokesman confirmed on Monday that the two men had not yet been formally identified and that investigators were waiting for the results of post-mortems.

The identities of the men are expected to be made public later this week.

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