Essex Police have confirmed a man was found dead in the public toilets in Southend town centre last night.

Police officers were guarding the scene at the corner of Tylers Avenue and Chichester Road, until late last night and a sheet was hung up to protect the scene from public view.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A man aged in his 30s was sadly found deceased in public toilets in Pitmans Close, Southend, at 6.35pm on Wednesday, March 21.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."