The body of a 53-year-old man has been discovered at a housing estate in Bantry, Co Cork.

It is understood the body was found at the bottom of an embankment behind Seskin Park at approximately 5.20pm.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 70s shortly after the discovery and he is currently being detained at Bantry Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved pending a technical examination, which is likely to begin in the morning.