Body found in Welsh village

-Credit: (Image: Google)
-Credit: (Image: Google)

The body of a 52-year-old man was found in the Gwynedd village of Carmel on Monday afternoon, North Wales Police have confirmed. During the investigation following the discovery, officers came across a "material of potential hazardous concern" prompting the involvement of the fire service at the scene.

However, police have assured there are no "ongoing concerns" for public safety. A spokesperson for the force reported: "Police received a report of a concern for safety of a man yesterday morning shortly after 10.30am. Local searches were launched, and the man's body was discovered a short time after."

Upon their arrival, officers noticed a potentially hazardous material nearby. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the location, and subsequent joint examinations by emergency services concluded that there was no continuing threat to the public. The coroner has been informed, reports North Wales Live.

Detective Inspector Richard Griffith said: "Our thoughts remain with the man's family at this difficult time." He added: "This was an isolated incident and emergency services were stood down at around 8.15pm following joint enquiries that found there are no wider concerns for the community. I would like thank residents in the area for their understanding and patience while we carried out our investigations."