THE death of a man found in a Hawick garden is being treated as 'unexplained' by police.

Emergency service teams were called to Hillend Drive this morning (Thursday).

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in the Scottish Borders were called to an address in Hillend Drive, Hawick at around 6.10am on Thursday, July 12 after a man was found unconscious within a garden area.

"The Scottish Ambulance Service also attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing."