A MAN’S body has been found in a housing estate.

Police were called to north Shoebury near Ravendale Way and Sharnbrook, just after 6am this morning to reports of a man in a “distressed state”.

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics who were also in attendance.

Essex Police said: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to this incident and are carrying out enquiries.”