A POLICE investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found within a house in Greenock.

The grim discovery was made within a property in Braeside Road around 5.15pm on Saturday.

Police say they are treating the death of the 43-year-old man as unexplained.

A spokeswoman from Police Scotland said: “The body of a 43-year-old man was found within a house in Braeside Road in Greenock. A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of his death.

“Police are treating it as unexplained.

“Enquiries are continuing.”

Anyone with information is asked to  contact Greenock police on 101.