Police cordoned off part of Poole Quay after a body was found on Friday afternoon.

A resident in the area said around six police vehicles and eight officers were at the scene.

The area was cordoned off from the public near Tesco Express.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said they were called at 2.45pm to reports a body had been found in the water at Poole Quay.

"Enquires are ongoing to identify the body. The death is not been treated as suspicious at this stage", the spokesperson said.

Residents at Poole Quay said there was a multi-agency response from the emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance.

The coastguard were also in attendance supporting police along with Poole RNLI.

Several vehicles line the quay including a Dorset Police marine section Land Rover and scientific investigation van.

A cordon was put in place preventing access to Poole Quay Boat Haven and pontoon.

It was lifted by 4.30pm.

Witnesses at the scene reported emergency services focusing their attention on an area underneath the pontoon.

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "They've recovered a body from the water.

"I'm quite impressed by the response of the emergency services, with how they handled the situation. They cordoned it off as they didn't want people watching with prying eyes."

Another added that they saw what appeared to be a body being taken across the pontoon and into the Boat Haven structure by emergency services.