The body of a man has been found in a field in Co Meath. It is believed he may have sustained gunshot wounds.

His body was discovered in a field at Ballymacan on the Louth-Meath border near Collon just before 6pm this evening.

It is understood the man, who was originally from Coolock in Dublin, had gone with another man to meet a number of other people.

He was reported missing in Drogheda, Co Louth.

Gardaí say they are investigating the circumstances leading up to the man's death.

The area where the body was discovered has been sealed off.