A dog walker spotted near the scene of an unexplained death is urged to come forward.

At 6.50pm on Thursday police were called to Epping Forest by someone who had spotted a man's body.

At around 6.30pm on the same evening a dog walker was seen near to the back of The Oak pub.

It is unclear whether the person was male or female but they were walking a large black or dark coloured dog.

The person could have information to help the police's investigation.

If you are the dog walker or you have information about the incident please contact Essex Police on 101.

The death of the man is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place today.