Member of the public makes sad New Year’s Day discovery in Bideford.

THE body of a man has been discovered on the banks of the River Torridge in Bideford today (Wednesday).

The man, who has not yet been identified, was spotted by a member of the public off New Road, opposite the entrance to Devonshire Park, at around 11.30am.

Police said enquiries were continuing although they were not treating the death as suspicious.

A report will be submitted to the coroner.