The body of a young man has been found by a farmer in a field near Swords, Co Dublin.

The body was found lying face down on a dirt track in Balheary shortly before 3pm.

The man is believed to be in his early 20s.

His body has been removed from the scene and a post mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Swords Garda Station.

The body was found fully clothed and is not thought to have been at the scene for longer than 24 hours.