POLICE have confirmed that a man has died in Carlisle.

The force said it was contacted by the North West Ambulance Service at 1.16pm following the sudden death of a man in the Belle Vue area of Carlisle.

A police spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances at this time."

There was a large emergency response, with a number of police vehicles in the area of Castlesteads Drive.

The North West Ambulance was called to the scene at 1.06pm, initially sending two ambulances and an operational commander.