THE body of a man has been found close to a school in Cumbernauld. 

The grim discovery was made this morning on Dowanfield Road close to Our Lady's High School. 

Police said the death is being treated as unexplained. 

The force have sealed off the area as they launch an investigation into the death.

Seven police cars and an ambulance were at this scene this morning. 

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The man's age is unknown at this stage

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man was discovered off Dowanfield Road in Cumbernauld around 7.45 am on Wednesday, November 13.

"His death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are being carried out to establish the full circumstances."