THE death of a man, whose body was found in Upton this week, will be investigated by the coroner.

Police discovered the man's body in toilets near the King's Head pub in the town on Monday, September 27.

Police tape off toilets after man's body found

The man has not yet been named by the police, who say the death was not suspicious.

The inquiry has been handed to the coroner's office.

A West Mercia Police spokesman confirmed on Monday that the body had been found in the toilets next to the pub.

They said: "Police were called to the High Street in Upton-upon-Severn shortly before 8am this morning (September 27) in relation to a concern for safety.

"Upon arrival officers sadly found a deceased man. The death has been referred to the coroner and is not being treated as suspicious."

Police forensic teams have been at the scene this morning before a private ambulance arrived and left shortly afterwards.

Tina Wells, from the Map Shop, said there had been a high police presence since the discovery.

"It's sad, really sad," she said.

A council team arrived at around 1pm when police began taking down the cordon.