POLICE are investigating after the body of a man was found in a graveyard in Skipton today.

North Yorkshire Police were called by the ambulance service at around 1pm today to Holy Trinity Church at the top of the high street.

The male, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene in the churchyard.

Police said they didn't believe there were any suspicious circumstances at this time and that there was no threat to the wider public.

Inquiries are continuing in the circumstance of the man's death. The coroner will be informed.