Johannesburg - The body of a man was found alongside a road in Heidelberg on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

A motorist found the middle-aged man on a grassy patch on Plein Street, in the Houtpoort area, with a large open wound on his forehead, Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate said.

The man's identity was unknown. An inquest docket was opened. - Sapa