POLICE are treating the sudden death of a Galashiels man as "unexplained".

The body of 33-year-old David Connolly was discovered within a property in the Winston Place area of the town on Friday.

The death is understood to be drugs-related but not linked with the incidents at the weekend when a number of drugs addicts were admitted to Borders General Hospital suffering from symptoms of taking Fentanyl.

Health chiefs believe the potentially lethal painkiller - which is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine - has been  mixed with a batch of heroin leading to several people falling ill.

Commenting on the sudden death a Police Scotland spokesman said: "The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."