A MAN has been found dead in a property in North Yorkshire.

Officers were called shortly after 7pm yesterday (June 13) to the sudden death of a 39-year-old man at a property on Sowerby Road, Sowerby, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Police said.

A spokeswoman for the force added: "Sadly the man was found dead inside the property.

"At this stage officers are treating his death as unexplained.

"We are not yet in a position to release his identity."

Nearby resident Zoe Louise Knights was returning home from work at 7pm when she first saw an ambulance and police car at the property.

She said: "After that it was a rush of police vehicles and response cars and they cordoned off the road.

"Other than I didn't know anything until an officer from Scarborough came to ask questions at 10.30pm and we had nothing to tell him."