Discovery of man's body in street sparks police probe
The man is believed to have collapsed in Inverness after visiting a doctor's surgery.
A man has been found dead in an Inverness street, sparking a police inquiry.
Officers were called to Southside Road in the city at around 8am on Thursday morning.
It is understood the man was found collapsed in a garden after visiting a nearby doctor's surgery.
Several police vans were parked on Southside Road as an investigation was launched.
Officers are believed to be treating the death as unexplained.
A police spokesman said: "A member of the public alerted emergency services to an unresponsive man on a pavement close to the Heathmount Hotel.
"Officers attended and sadly found the man to be deceased.
"There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and enquiries are ongoing to trace the man's next of kin.
"Until this is complete no further details will be issued.
"Officers remain at the scene to carry out necessary enquiries and thank members of the local community for their co-operation and assistance in this regard."