Man in his 30s dies in Great Maplestead barn

A man from the Great Maplestead area was found dead in a barn after an accident on Monday.

Essex Police were called by the ambulance service before 8am yesterday following reports that a man had been injured inside a barn on a farm off Monks Lodge Road in Great Maplestead.

Officers arrived and found the body of a local man in his 30s by the side of a tractor.

A police spokesman said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a joint investigation involving Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit and the Health and Safety Executive is now under way to ascertain the events leading up to the man’s death.”

A file will be prepared for Her Majesty’s coroner ahead of an inquest which will take place at a later date.