THE BODY of a man thought to be in his early 20s was discovered in a van parked in a country lane off Colne Road, in Sough, this afternoon.

A walker made the discovery at around 12pm on Tuesday and police were called to the scene.

Detective Inspector Stuart Dixon said: “We have attended the scene today and are happy there are no suspicious circumstances and that it is just a tragic incident.

“Work is now ongoing to trace the man’s next of kin.”