A MAN was found dead at a house in Colchester.

Emergency services were called to a home in Wilson Marriage Road shortly after 4pm on Friday after reports of a man in his 40s had taken ill.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics were sent to the scene but the man was pronounced dead there.

Police officers were also alerted to the incident.

An Essex Police spokesman said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file would be passed to the coroner.