A POST mortem on the body found in Cantilupe Gardens, Hereford, this morning (Thurs) could be held as soon as tomorrow (Fri).

Police are  investigating the death in the Gardens overnight as unexplained.

The Gardens, off Cantilupe Street next to the Castle Pool duck pond, were sealed off this morning while a crime scene team searched for clues.

As yet, police have not formally identified the deceased - a middle-aged man - or confirmed a cause of death.

Work is underway on tracing the movements of individuals matching the description of the deceased through the city yesterday.

A post mortem is planned for either tomorrow or Monday.

The body was found lying near a bench in the Gardens by a passer-by just before 7am.