POLICE are investigating after a man's body was discovered in a field next to the A303 near Amesbury. 

Wiltshire Police said a body was found by a member of the public just after 1pm today. 

It was in a field next to the A303 westbound, between the Countess and Longbarrow roundabouts.

In a statement, Wiltshire Police said: "At around 1.15pm we were called by a member of the public who had located the body of a man in a field off the A303, near Amesbury.

"Officers have attended and confirmed the man was deceased.

"Our enquiries are at a very early stage and we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances.

"People are likely to see an increased police presence in the area this evening, so should not be alarmed."