Body of a man found in Stokes Croft, Bristol
UPDATE at 10.15am: Reports from the scene suggest the body is a man in his 40s.
UPDATE at 10am: Police confirmed they were called to the scene at 8.15am this morning by the ambulance service.
Claire Stanley, an Avon and Somerset police spokeswoman, said: "Officers are currently at the scene and are working to establish the circumstances of the death.
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"It is currently being treated as unexplained."
"Anyone who may have witnessed any activity in the area overnight and into this morning is asked to call Bristol CID on 101."
Police have closed off an area of Stokes Croft after the body of man was discovered.
Officials described the death as a "nasty assault", but no further details were revealed.
It is not clear, at this stage, if officers are investigating a murder.
The incident happened near the junction of Thomas Street and Dove Street South - just off Stokes Croft.
It is understood that police were called to the scene earlier this morning.