POLICE and paramedics were called to a property in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, this morning after a body was discovered.

The 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in Pokesdown by the ambulance crews, who were called at 9.14am by a neighbour.

Police confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been made aware. Efforts were being made to inform the deceased man’s family yesterday.

At the scene Dorset Police Inspector Geoff Hicks confirmed they were not treating the death as suspicious.

He said: “Three people lived at the property, two men and one woman. The female resident found the body of the deceased in his room. The death is being treated as non-suspicious.”

The property was rented out to the three individuals, it is thought.

Neighbour 77-year-old Patricia Mather, who called the ambulance, said: “The woman who lives next door found the body and came straight to me.

“She was in a terrible state because she is quite a vulnerable girl, so I called the ambulance for her.

“It was a shared house and they were all very friendly and polite. We have never had a problem with any of them.”

Neighbour Natalie Purdey, 27, said: “They were a very polite house; we never had any problems with them as neighbours. It was a halfway house. They kept themselves to themselves.”

Several neighbours said the deceased was a regular church-goer and used to talk about the sanctity of God.