POLICE are investigating the sudden death of a man in a Somerset nightclub at the weekend.

The Loft club in Weston-Super-Mare was evacuated and closed early following his death in the early hours of Saturday (July 30).

Police officers patrolling the town centre were called to the venue in Oxford Street at around 1.40am.

An ambulance crew arrived at the scene and the man was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "They were joined at the scene by further units, who supported the ambulance service and helped with closing the venue early.

"Sadly the man died at the scene.

"His next of kin has been informed.

"At this time we are treating the death as unexplained, although it is not believed the circumstances are suspicious.

"Enquiries will be carried out and a file prepared for the Coroner."