POLICE are continuing their efforts to establish the identity of a body found 40ft up a tree at a Bournemouth golf course.

The body, which is believed to have been in the tree for around two years, was discovered after a dog dragged an arm out of undergrowth at The Club at Meyrick Park on Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the coroner said a post mortem was carried out yesterday morning but the results will not be released until the individual’s next of kin have been notified.

Dorset Police say there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A spokesperson from the force said: “Dorset Police suspect that the person committed suicide.

“Formal identification has yet to take place and the next of kin have not been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”