POLICE were called to a wooded area near Westbury after a man was found dead.

A local man in his 50s died from a bullet wound to his head at Stoke Hill, between Edington and Erlestoke, on Sunday at about 3.30am.

When police arrived they discovered a man with a shotgun at his side.

Officers are not looking for anyone else at this stage and there are no suspicious circumstances.

A passport and letter, believed to belong to the man, were discovered in a nearby car.