THE BODY of a young man was found in woodland in Amersham yesterday.

Police confirmed the body, believed to be a man in his 20s, was found in Chesham Bois woods around 5pm.

Officers searched the area following a call fearing for the welfare of a man.

The death is not thought to be suspicious.

A Thames Valley Police Spokesman said: “Officers conducted searches and found the body of a man in the woods. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The Buckinghamshire Coroners has not yet opened an inquest into his death and no official identification of the man has been made.