Police are treating the death of a man in an Aberdeen park at the weekend as “unexplained”.
The body was discovered in Victoria Park, in the Rosemount area of the city, at 8.40am on Saturday.
Officers investigating the incident said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
The unnamed man was discovered lying in the Westburn Road park by a passer-by who immediately alerted emergency services.
Police cordoned off the park and posted officers at all the entrances to turn the public away.
A smaller cordon had also been set up around a wooded area, the children’s play park and a large granite fountain.
The park, which is popular with dog walkers and joggers, remained closed for several hours.
A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that the death of a man who was discovered in Victoria Park, Aberdeen, is being treated as unexplained.
“Police received a call at 8.40am on Saturday reporting a person lying in the park.
“Ambulance and police units attended but the man was found to be dead.
“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
Local councillor Alex Nicoll extended his sympathy to the man’s friends and family.
The Midstocket/Rosemount ward member said: “I don’t know anything about the circumstances.
“I can only assume by the fact that he was found out in the open air it has been one of these tragic events that do happen.
“The police are saying there are no suspicious circumstances so it does appear it has been more of a medical event by the sound of it.
“However, this does not take away from it being a sudden and unexpected death and it makes it all the more of a shock for his family and friends.”