A member of the public stumbled across a man found hanged in a cemetery in Lewisham this morning.

The passerby called the police and the ambulance service after making the grim discovery in Ladywell cemetery at around 8.30am.

The victim was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later.

Nearby residents reported seeing emergency services in the area as people made their way to work.

A spokeswoman for the Met Police said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious. 

She said: "Police and ambulance were called by a member of the public to reports of a man found hanging in that location.

"He was pronounced dead at 9.17am."

More to follow.