VIDEO: Police and fire crews called to dead body in Sheffield flat

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Police and fire crews have been called to a flat in a Sheffield suburb this afternoon where they found a man's body.

A police cordon has been put up around properties off Lowedges Road, Lowedges, near the junction with Chesterfield Road south.
Fire crews were pictured on scene at about 1pm, pictured accessing a first floor flat via stepladder.

Police and fire crews cordon a Sheffield suburb

Police and fire crews cordon a Sheffield suburb

Police were called after concerns were raised for the safety of a man at the property.

The body of a man, aged about 40 to 50, was found at the scene, but police are not treating his death as suspicious.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "At 12.54 today police were called following concerns for the safety of a man at a property close to the junction between Lowedges Road and Chesterfield Road in south Sheffield.

"The body of a man, who is believed to be aged in his forties, was found at the scene and confirmed to have died by paramedics.

Police and fire crews cordon a Sheffield suburb

Police and fire crews cordon a Sheffield suburb

"At this early stage there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances."