A MAN'S body was found in woodland in Otterspool yesterday.

At around 8am a member of the public found the body, believed to be that of a man in his late 30s or early 40s, in woodland close to the local authority recycling centre.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious but are keen to identify the victim so that they can contact his family.

The man is described as white, around 6ft tall, of broad build, with cropped light brown hair and a short beard.

He was wearing smart clothing, including a grey fleece jacket, and had two distinctive tattoos on his body: one of angels wings on the back of his neck and another of oriental-style writing on his left forearm.

Officers are appealing for anyone who is concerned for the whereabouts of a friend or relative who matches this description, or has any other information, to contact them at Admiral Street police station on 0151 777 5376 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.