A street was closed off in Newtown town centre this morning after a man's body was found.

Police were called to an address in Bank Street at about 9.15am today after the man was seen.

During the course of the incident, several emergency crews from Newtown as well as Llanidloes and Welshpool were present at the scene.

A cherry picker was also seen to be involved in the recovery operation. Local people reported that the recovery was from the roof of the building.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: "At approximately 9.15am this morning, Dyfed-Powys Police officers were called to an address in Bank Street, Newtown.

"Officers attended, along with ambulance and fire crews, where sadly a male was pronounced deceased.

"An investigation into the circumstances is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact the coroners officer for the case PC 186 Donovan, quoting reference DP-20210226-054.

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The police cordon in place

"Police can be contacted either online at: bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908."

Gas Street was closed along with the Gravel Car Park and Shortbridge Street, but all three have since reopened and the cordon has been lifted.