A man has been killed on the Chester Zoo car park after getting trapped under a double decker bus.
Police officers were called to the tourist attraction at 12.30pm on Wednesday (June 14) following reports of an incident outside Chester Zoo.
In a statement, a Cheshire Constabulary spokesman said: “Officers attended the scene and found that a man had become trapped under a double decker bus on the coach car park outside the zoo.
“The bus is believed to have been empty at the time the incident occurred.
“North West Ambulance Service attended the incident and sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is currently under way and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”
Police, fire and ambulance remain in attendance at the scene and, as a result of the incident; a small section is currently screened off from public access. Officers are also in the process notifying the man’s next of kin.
Bus company Stagecoach said their services had been affected by the incident.
In a tweet, the company said: “Due to an incident within the zoo grounds our X8 service is unable to serve the stop inside...buses will pick up at main gate.”