A body has been found near a bridge in York.
At around 10pm last night (Wednesday), police received a report concerned for the safety of a man in York.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended an area near to Moor Lane Bridge.
“Sadly, the body of a man in his 70s was located in the area in the early hours of Thursday 24 June.”
The man’s family have been informed. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be prepared for the coroner for an inquest at a later date.
The Sustrans cycle track that runs from York to Selby was closed by police investigating the incident for several hours today.
On its Facebook page, Sustrans Yorkshire said: “Due to a police incident, there will be no access on the York Selby cyclepath between Moor Lane and Banes Bridge.
“We don’t know how long this will be unavailable and will update in due course.”
One cyclist said the cycle track was closed with a police presence at the point it passes underneath the bridge on the road connecting Escrick to Naburn.
Cyclists were asked to use other routes if possible.
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