POLICE are investigating after a man was found dead near a Hampshire community centre.

A grass area near the Calmore Community Centre was taped off this morning after the man was found by a member of the public.

Witnesses told the Daily Echo that officers arrived at Calmore Drive at about 9am.

Resident Joseph Mchanon said: ''A grass area just off Calmore Drive was completed taped off after a young lady discovered the body.

''I just feel sorry for the woman that discovered the body.''

Another resident who did not want to be named said that there were police helicopters and several police cars in the area.

Police left the scene shortly after 10am. 

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "We are investigating an unsuspicious death outside the community centre on Calmore Drive in Calmore."

Anybody with any information on the incident can contact police on 101 and quote reference number 17052800313.