The body of an unidentified man was found by the side of a road on Friday afternoon.

The man's body was discovered in North Wales at the side of the A548 between Prestatyn and Gronant on Friday afternoon.

The death has sparked a major police investigation by North Wales police as underwater search teams and forensic officers descended on the area.

His death is currently being treated as unexplained by police, reports North Wales Live.

They are now urging anyone with dashcam footage from the past 10 days on the stretch of road to get in touch.

In a statement, they said: "Police are investigating the death of an unidentified male following the discovery of his body yesterday evening (Friday 24 January) on the coastal side of the A548 road between Gronant and Prestatyn.

Police incident on the A548 at Prestatyn closes the road in both directions. Photo by Ian Cooper

"The incident is currently being treated as an unexplained death.

"Officers are appealing for any motorists, of commercial or private vehicles, with dashcam footage of this area taken within the last ten days to contact 101 quoting incident number Y010830."

The road was closed off at around 3.30pm on Friday, and remained shut on Saturday morning.

Forensic officers, underwater search teams, and unformed officers were all dispatched to the scene of the incident, with a white tent being erected on the road while investigations were carried out.

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Witnesses said that officers could be seen carrying out searches in fields near to the scene of the discovery.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and  Wales Ambulance Service were also dispatched to assist at the scene.

It is expected that the road will reopen on Saturday afternoon, but motorists have been advised to avoid the area while the incident continues to be dealt with.

Bus services have been diverted as a result of the closure.