A MAN's body has been found in the Biss Meadows country park in Trowbridge, and police are asking for the public's help to identify him.

The man was discovered by a member of the public, whose 999 call brought police, fire and ambulance crews raced to a wooded area.

One of the footpaths criss-crossing the area has been sealed off, and officers are directing people away from that section of the park.

A police tent has been set up to screen off the scene, which is behind Barley Rise on the estate off West Ashton Road.

Eyewitnesses said that at one stage four police cars, two ambulances, a paramedic ambulance car and a fire engine were all in attendance.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “At 10.30am this morning we were called by a member of the public who had discovered the body of a man in Biss Meadows, in Trowbridge.

“Officers attended and, sadly, the man was declared dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

“In normal circumstances we would wait for next of kin to be informed before confirming this information to the media and the public.

“However, at this stage we have been unable to identify the man.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to identify him and inform his next of kin as quickly as possible.

“If anyone has any information please call Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting log 99 of July 17."