Police have confirmed that the body of a man has been discovered near a busy road.

The body was discovered on Monday morning, with Gwent Police closing the B4521 in Monmouthshire for several hours.

The body was discovered in Llanvetherine, just a few miles from the border with Herefordshire.

Gwent Police confirmed that the man’s family have been informed and that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said:

“Officers closed the B4521 at Llanvetherine at around 8am on Monday 18 December following the discovery of a man’s body. 

“The man’s family has been informed and are being supported by officers.”