POLICE and emergency services have set up a cordon in Upton Upon Severn after a body was found.

Police vehicles and tape barriers are in place near the King's Head in High Street.

A West Mercia Police spokesman confirmed the body had been found in the toilets next to the pub, and that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

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.

Someone 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.

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