Body found in Petersfield garden 'not suspicious'

Body found in garden. Photo taken November 12, 2018
Body found in garden. Photo taken November 12, 2018

A body found in a garden in Midhurst Road, Petersfield last weekend is being treated as 'non-suspicious', according to police.

Hampshire Police has said enquiries are ongoing after the body of a 40-year-old man was found at a property on Sunday.

Today police confirmed the man had been formally identified and his next of kin have been informed.

The findings of a postmortem examination conducted on Monday afternoon were inconclusive, a police spokesman added.

He said: "At this stage, the man’s death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious. Enquiries are ongoing.

"The scene at the property has been closed down."