A 50-year-old man was found dead in his own home by a friend.

Police were called to the Waterside Estate in Kendal at around 7:25pm on Friday, June 20.

The cause of death is as yet unexplained.

The Criminal Investigation Department last night cordoned off the area whilst a forensic examination was underway.

Officers are currently working with the coroner to establish the cause of death.

Whilst no formal identification has taken place, the family have been informed.