A TEENAGER has been found dead in an area of Hampshire woodland.

The body of Aaron Kirk, 17, from Havant, was discovered at Havant Thicket, a Forestry Commission site, by a member of the public.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: ''The death is not being treated as suspicious.

''A post-mortem examination is due to be held later this week to help establish the cause of death.''

A statement released by the teenager's family said that he was a keen golfer who was ''adored and loved by everyone''.

It said: ''Aaron was a loving and kind person. He would have done anything for anybody and always had time for others. Aaron had a passion for golf and was a serving junior captain for Rowlands golf club. He was adored and loved by everyone.''

Aaron's body was found on Monday.