POLICE are treating the discovery of a man's body in a graveyard as "unexplained".

Officers from Cleveland Police were called to Eston Cemetery, on Normanby Road in Middlesbrough, at around 2.50pm on Wednesday, the force said.

A spokeswoman added: "Sadly on arrival, the body of a man was found at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained whilst enquires continue."

The man has not yet been formally identified, the force said.