Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a city churchyard.

Officers were called to the grounds of St Mark's church, on Hall Road, on Tuesday afternoon, following reports of a sudden death there.

They arrived at about 1.18pm and a man in his 40s was found unresponsive.

His next of kin have been informed and the death is currently being treated as unexplained. It is not believed to be suspicious.

A police cordon was in place while emergency services attended the scene.