POLICE have confirmed that the death of a man in Clacton is no longer being treated as suspicious. 

Police were called to Cambridge Road at 8.10am yesterday morning by the ambulance service following reports a man had been "taken ill".

He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police launched an investigation and forensic police officers attended the scene with the police dog unit arriving just before 11.30am.

Police said a scene guard is in place while enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

Three police cars and an ambulance attended the scene, near Bootleggers off-licence.

Cambridge Road, which runs between Old Road and Wellesley Road, was cordoned off.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called today (Thursday, 5 September) at 8.06am to reports of a man who was unconscious and not-breathing on Cambridge Road.

"An ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle were sent to help.

"Sadly the patient was confirmed as deceased at the scene.”

A post-mortem examination was carried out today and although no formal cause of death has yet been recorded yet, the death is no longer being treated as suspicious. 

A file will be prepared for the coroner.