The body of a man was discovered in woods this morning.

Police were called to Leechpool Woods in Horsham at 9.40am following a call from a member of the public.

The woods were closed off  while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police were called to the area after a member of the public believed he had seen a deceased male.

“Police have located the male. Police cordoned off the area.

“The matter is not being treated as suspicious and the woods are now open again.”

The man is said to be from the Horsham area.