Police are investigating the death of a man who was found at the bottom of Malham Cove on Monday.

Fifty-six-year-old Donald Patrick Meade, of Dock Street, Leeds, was discovered by a group of walkers at 11.30am.

Emergency services were called to the scene, along with rescue specialists from the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation.

An inquest was opened and adjourned today.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the tragedy are ongoing and anyone who saw the man walking in the Malham Cove area are asked to contact Skipton Police Station on 0845 6060 247.