Police were called in response to a fire have confirmed that a mans body has been found at the scene.
The incident took place at around 1:10pm on Wednesday 27th, on the land behind the Kissing Gate Leisure Centre in Shirebrook.
An investigation has been launched, prompting the large police presence seen by residents throughout the day.
In a statement the Nottinghamshire Police said: “We would like to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident. Although we know the nature of the incident will be distressing for the people of Shirebrook.”
“we do not believe there is any reason for people to be further alarmed”
– Nottinghamshire Police
“We do not believe there is any reason for people to be further alarmed”, they added.
The Police are currently asking to hear from anyone who was in the area of the leisure center between 12:30pm and 1:15pm.
If you have any information regarding this case contact Derbyshire police quoting reference 454 of January 27.
Or contact independent charity Crime stoppers to provide anonymous updates – 0800 555 111.