Gardaí are treating the death of a man whose body was found in Thurles, Co Tipperary, last night as suspicious.

The cause of death is not yet known.

The body has been removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick for a postmortem examination later tonight.

Gardaí say the results of the post mortem will determine the course of their investigation.

The body was discovered lying face down in a sports field attached to the CBS National School located on the Nenagh road at 7.30pm.