A BODY has been found in a river in Clayton-le-Moors.

Police were called this morning to reports of a body in the river near the bottom of Lower Barnes Street.

The death is being treated as unexplained as enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at around 9.45am today (Saturday, November 7th) to reports a body had been found in the river close to Lower Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors.

"The circumstances of the death are currently being treated as unexplained and our enquiries are very much ongoing."