POLICE have confirmed that a man whose body was discovered in a North Yorkshire town died of natural causes.

The 56 year-old man’s body was found in a communal area of Woodfield Road, Harrogate, on Wednesday, North Yorkshire Police said.

A 51-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of drug offences have been released under investigation whilst inquiries continue, the force added. Officers say that their arrests were not in connection with the man’s death.

A force spokesperson commented: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.

“We hope that this information reassures members of the local community who may have had concerns around the cause of the man’s death.”