POLICE are investigating after a man was found dead following a boat fire in Sharpness yesterday.

Police were called by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service to the fire at Sharpness Docks shortly after 12.30am.

The fire was extinguished but sadly the body of a man was recovered from the scene.

His next of kin and the coroner have been informed.

The circumstances are being treated as unexplained at this time and enquiries are continuing.