Detectives investigate discovery of a body in New Romney

Detectives in Kent are investigating the discovery of a body in New Romney.

The man, who is believed to have been in his forties, was found in a drainage ditch near Church Lane in the town. He's understood to live locally and his family have been informed of his death.

One resident who didn't want to be named said : "There was a lot of police activity and we were told that part of the area had been sealed off and we had to keep away."

At this stage it is not thought that the death is suspicious and detectives are waiting for a post mortem examination to be carried out to establish how he died.