POLICE have confirmed that a man sadly died at a park in North Somerset last week following a 'concern for welfare' incident.

Both police and ambulance services attended the park off Rodney Road in Backwell in the morning of Tuesday, July 7.

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene despite a member of the public performing CPR until emergency services arrived.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We responded to call from the ambulance service about a concern for welfare in a park off Rodney Road, in Backwell, at around 10:15am on Tuesday, July 2.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, a man in his 50s died at the scene. The next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with the man's loved ones at this time.

"The man's death is not thought to be suspicious and officers are preparing a file for the coroner.

"We would like to thank a brave member of public for coming to the man's aid and performing CPR before emergency services arrived."

A spokesperson for Backwell Parish Council added: "The thoughts of everyone at Backwell Parish Council are with the gentleman’s family and with the kind member of the public who tried to help."