POLICE have confirmed they have found a body near a Hampshire bridge this afternoon.

Officers were called to Floating Bridge Road near the Itchen Bridge in Southampton at 3.15pm where they discovered the body of a man.

A spokesman said: “His death is not being treated as suspicious and he has not yet been identified. An investigation at the scene is ongoing.”

South Central Ambulance Service was also on the scene, including the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance which was spotted landing near to Southampton Water Activities Centre.

A SCAS spokesman confirmed they were responding to reports of a person falling from a height and sent a ambulance crew, ambulance officer and the hazardous area response team as well as the helicopter.

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Police on 101.