POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was found dead at a property in Malton.

Officers were called at about 11.20am on Monday to an address at The Maltings, after they were contacted by a friend of the resident, who had concerns for his welfare.

On arrival, they found the body of a 49-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “The death is currently being treated as unexplained and police inquiries remain ongoing and officers are awaiting the result of a post-mortem examination.

“We are not yet in a position to release the details of the man who died.”