Otley wood sealed off after local man found hanged

Police sealed off woodland near to Otley after a man was found hanged from a tree.

After being alerted by a passer-by police officers found the man at the site off York Gate, Otley, shortly after 7am on Thursday.

Detectives and forensic experts carried out a detailed examination of the scene.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the 59-year-old local man and the death has been reported to the Coroner.

A car believed to belong to the man was later recovered nearby.

It is expected an inquest will be opened in due course into the death.

Rachel Reeves.

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