Update: Police rule out crime after man’s body found on playing field

A police forensics tent beside the playing fields in Carr House Drive, Newton Hall, where a man's body was found this morning.

A police forensics tent beside the playing fields in Carr House Drive, Newton Hall, where a man's body was found this morning.

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Police say the death of a man whose body was found on a playing field in Durham this morning was not suspicious.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was found by a member of the public at 6.40am in Carr House Drive, Newton Hall.

Forensic experts at work in Carr House Drive, where a man's body was found by a passer-by.

Forensic experts at work in Carr House Drive, where a man's body was found by a passer-by.

Police are keen to trace anyone who may have seen the man in the time leading up to his death.

He was wearing two-tone tan and brown walking boots, dark blue jeans, a light blue fleece and a navy waterproof coat on top.

He was wearing glasses and a navy blue flat cap.

The man has white/grey hair with white/grey stubble/beard and blue eyes.

Forensic experts were at the scene for much of the day, while the man’s body and the scene were examined.

At 6.10pm, Durham Constabulary confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The force Tweeted: “Police investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Newton Hall are not treating the death as suspicious.”