Gwent Police issued this statement: "Gwent Police were called at about 6.10pm this evening after a man was discovered injured in an area behind Springfield Close, Cwmbran. He was conveyed to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.His death is being treated as unexplained at this time and enquiries are continuing."
Our reporter on the scene says 12 police officers were reported at 6pm by local people, and there are now four officers at the scene with a number of PCSOs.
The scientific investigation unit was also at the scene earlier this evening.
It appears two parts of the field are being investigated by the officers.
A statement is awaited from Gwent Police.
LOCAL people say there is a substantial police presence in a field off the A4042 near Cwmbran.
Witnesses say they have spotted officers in the "circus field" opposite the road leading to Gwent Crematorium at Croesyceiliog.
Gwent Police would not comment when contacted.