A man from Plymouth has been found dead at a Bath betting shop.
The currently unnamed man was found dead on Sunday (September 30) at a Betfred store in the city centre of Bath.
According to Somerset Live, the man, who was in his 40s and originally from Serbia, was an employee at Betfred and has been described as a “gentle giant”.
A colleague to the man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, revealed he was a father to three boys aged in their teens and early 20s and lived in Plymouth.
The colleague also revealed he was temporarily working at the Somerset branch due to staff shortages, saying: “He had gone [to Bath] with another employee to help them out because they had no staff. They had put them up in a hotel.”
He added: “He was working in the store on Saturday and they found him on Sunday morning. It’s very sad.”
The betting shop, which owns stores across the entire country, issued a statement saying: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman from Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called to a bookmakers in North Parade Buildings, Bath at about 10.45am on September 30 after a body of a man in his 40s was discovered.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and we are in the process of handing a file to the coroner.”
This wasn’t the only time police were forced to rush to a betting shop in the UK last month. Kent police were called to a Coral betting shop in Ashford, Kent, after receiving reports that a chainsaw-wielding man was attempting to cut through the window of the shop while threatening passers by.
When police had finally arrived and stormed the site, the man had disappeared. They have since urged anyone with information to come forward in order to locate the man.