SOUTH Wales Police is investigating after the body of a man was found in the garden of a property in Gladstone Road, in Barry.

Officers were called to the scene to the rear of the address at approximately 9.10am today (Saturday, December 28) following the discovery by a passer-by.

A section of Gladstone Road and Everard Street was currently closed while forensic investigations were carried out, however the death is not believed to be suspicious.

Formal identification has yet to take place, however relatives of the man have been informed.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting occurrence 1900474504.