Man arrested over Portsmouth Dock worker death

A 35-year-old man from Sussex has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and theft following the death of a worker at Portsmouth International Port on Friday evening.

As previously reported police were called to the port at 6.51pm on Friday after the body of a 34-year-old man was found crushed between two shipping containers.

The deceased – an employee for MMD Shipping Services – was found on Flathouse Quay at the firm’s Prospect Road site at the port.

The Health and Safety Executive issued a statement saying, “HSE are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man following an incident at Flathouse Quay, Portsmouth.

“””HSE Inspectors attended the site last night and a joint investigation with Hampshire police into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death is under way.”””